Katherine Feeney

Katherine Feeney

Katherine Feeney heads the urban affairs desk for brisbanetimes.com.au. She is also one of Australia’s leading commentators on sex, love, dating and relationships via her popular blog CityKat.

Public transport suffering from investment in roads: report

Katherine Feeney Brisbane's public transport system has fallen behind its counterparts, according to a major national report that praises Perth and Sydney as models for best-practice.

Government rules out review of public transport zoning

a bus In the Brisbane CBD. 1st of December 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Katherine Feeney The Newman government has firmly rejected calls for a review of Brisbane's public transport zone system despite expert criticism and a public outcry over the latest round of fare increases.

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Those least likely to use public transport shouldering the cost

Train travel in Brisbane is perceived as safer than other cities.

Katherine Feeney People who can least afford it cover the bulk of the cost for a public transport system they hardly use, new analysis of census commuter data reveals.

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Public transport off-peak fare period extended

a bus In the Brisbane CBD. 1st of December 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Katherine Feeney An extra 30 minutes has been added to the off-peak fare period in a bid to lure more commuters onto public transport.

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Reveal bus services changes, transport minister told

Brisbane bus routes are under the microscope.

Tony Moore and Katherine Feeney Pressure is mounting on the Transport Minister Scott Emerson to announce changes to southeast Queensland's busways before the university semester begins.

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Plan heralds good tidings for Brisbane River

Does Brisbane make the most of its river?

Katherine Feeney The potential of the Brisbane River has not been realised, according to those who use it more than most. Will a new planning model from City Hall change all that?

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Motorbike use up, but testing times ahead

The rising popularity of motorcycles and the vulnerability of riders has prompted a review of licensing in Queensland.

Katherine Feeney Tougher testing and a review of Q-Ride and Q-SAFE top the recommendations of a Queensland government inquiry into motorcycle licensing.

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Outcry over railway disabled access

Katherine Feeney Train stations in Brisbane with no wheelchair access are at the centre of a social media storm sparked by one woman's frustrated Facebook post.

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Fare satisfaction up but has long way to go

TransLink

Katherine Feeney Commuter satisfaction with TransLink fares edged higher in the past four months, according to figures released today, but the score of 50 out of 100 remains well short of benchmarks.

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Tunnels the 'result of poor planning'

airport link

Katherine Feeney As Brisbane's $1.5 billion Legacy Way tunnel project reaches another milestone, top infrastructure minds say governments need to act now to avoid the “last resort” of going underground...

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Racecourse edges closer to residential high-rises

Brisbane Racing Club's proposal for high-rise residential development could see people living near the courses by 2020.

Katherine Feeney Just days ahead of the Melbourne Cup, Brisbane's own racing heartland has attracted attention after plans for its radical transformation were approved at council.

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Secrets out: local law amendments a hot topic

Katherine Feeney The battle between opposition at City Hall and George Street over amendments to the Local Government Act intensified this morning after Minister David Crisafulli took to the airwaves to reject claims...

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Analysis

Brisbane's vision for the future

Brisbane's CBD is set to rise higher in the next 20 years.

Katherine Feeney Think fewer cars in the city, towering skyscrapers and thick residential development along key suburban transport corridors and you have an idea of how Brisbane is going to develop over the next 20...

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Walk to debate Brisbane's best (and worst) built bits

King George Square has been criticised for its lack of greenery.

Katherine Feeney The creative teams behind King George Square and a host of other urban landmarks across Brisbane will open up to the public as part of a walking tour of the city next week.

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Japanese the most taught language in schools

japanese writing

Katherine Feeney Konichiwa Queensland - the state's most taught language other than English is Japanese by a very long shot, new data from the Education Department reveals, though French and German remain popular...

Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade hinges on QIC deal

Kingsford Smith Drive.

Katherine Feeney Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says it could be years before the long-awaited upgrade of Kingsford Smith Drive begins unless a major deal with Queensland Investment Corporation goes ahead.

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Brisbane for sale: City an advertiser's paradise

Brisbane for sale billboard

Katherine Feeney Brisbane is viewed as an outdoor advertiser's paradise thanks to local government's willingness to trade urban space with private enterprise in return for public goods, a top industry figure has said.

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Queensland's open data push goes 'global'

Premier Campbell Newman, Minister for Mining Andrew Cripps and Assistant Minister for eGovernment Ray Stevens inspect Queensland Globe (22)

Katherine Feeney Premier Campbell Newman has unveiled the prize piece of his government's so-called open data revolution, Queensland Globe.

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Think Brisbane traffic is bad? Think again

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NEWS- Clem 7 tunnel, North-South Bypass Tunnel, Brisbane, Qld.
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Katherine Feeney Some motorists might disagree but according to a new report congestion on Brisbane's roads is getting better, not worse.

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CBD workers earn most as suburbs miss out

Brisbane wages map

Katherine Feeney If you want to earn the big bucks, get a job in the city – new analysis of census data reveals the highest average salaries in Brisbane are paid to CBD workers.

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