Monday, October 23, 2017

Cars continue to rule Melbourne roads, census shows

Melburnians are still addicted to their cars, with new Census data revealing that about three quarters of workers are driving to work. 
Most Melburnians continue to drive to work.
The number of commuters across all forms of transport in Melbourne's greater city has increased by 182,000 people, or 11 per cent since 2011. 

Over the past five years, the rise in public transport use has outstripped car use in proportional terms, yet cars still remain the most dominant form of transport and car rides to work are on the rise in absolute numbers.

More than 1.3 million Melburnians, or 74 per cent of the commuting population, are relying solely on a car to get to work in 2016. 

This is down from 76 per cent in 2011, but still far higher than Sydney, where 65.5 per cent of the population drives to work.

Read the story by Craig Butt and Timna Jacks in today’s Melbourne Age - “Cars continue to rule Melbourne roads, census shows.”

(Should our decision makers be serious about tackling climate change - and now the matter has been politicised, they are not - then we need legislation that slows car use, read, ‘eliminates’, and enhances every aspect of public transport - Robert McLean)

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