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Deaths and injuries will continue at level crossings without major changes: experts

Adam Carey People will continue to be killed and seriously injured at level crossings at an unacceptably high rate in Victoria unless major design changes are made to make it harder to take risks around trains,...

Drab train stations come to life in university design project

Melbourne train stations artists impressions

Adam Carey Some of Melbourne's most drab and dysfunctional suburban railway stations have been reimagined as vibrant public transport hubs serviced by London-style elevated train lines, in a new exhibition that...

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Call for change to roundabouts to improve cyclist safety

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Adam Carey Australian roundabouts are among the most dangerous for cyclists in the Western world, while in Victoria they are the scene of more than one in 10 crashes between a motor vehicle and a cyclist, a...

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Single line to Upfield worsens north-west rail woes

Metro train.

Adam Carey A four-kilometre section of single track railway in a sparsely populated part of Melbourne is causing transport problems all over the north-western suburbs, Metro says.

Shifting Melbourne Metro rail tunnel west a 'catastrophe': Doyle

Adam Carey and Jason Dowling The proposed Melbourne Metro rail tunnel will still deliver passengers into the city centre, despite the Napthine government's recent decision to scrap plans to tunnel beneath Swanston Street.

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Push to bill drivers for usage to fund new projects

Adam Carey Australians could be billed for road use as they are for using electricity, gas and water under a proposal to completely change the way transport projects are funded.

What price a pedestrian's safety? A mere $91 study finds

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Adam Carey How much are you prepared to pay to reduce pedestrian injuries or deaths in car accidents?

Wrong use of car seats puts lives in danger

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Adam Carey Four out of five children are buckled incorrectly into car restraining seats, study finds.

Safety message may be falling off

Dumb ways to die

Adam Carey and Craig Butt Has the Dumb Ways to Die message actually changed people's behaviour?

Time to unearth London secrets

Adam Carey Melbourne needs to follow London and find a solution to an impending rail capacity crisis.

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It's time to put bus app on schedule

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Adam Carey TramTracker, a free app that lets users see precisely how many minutes away the next tram is, is one of the most excellent little additions to Melbourne's public transport system in years.

Unlit cyclists face greater injury

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Adam Carey Cyclists riding without bike lights are three times more likely to be seriously injured in a crash than those who are lit up, a major study of cycling crashes in Melbourne has found.

Cyclists open up on risky riding

Cyclist

Adam Carey Almost 40 per cent of Melbourne cyclists admit to sometimes riding through red lights.

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City speed limits drop to 40km/h

40km/h sign

Adam Carey Speed limits on Melbourne's city streets will soon drop to 40 km/h in a move police say will reduce the number of casualties on the road by about 25 a year.

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Time to slow down, Melbourne

The new limit will be introduced progressively.

Adam Carey Speed limits on Melbourne's city streets are set to drop to 40km/h in the hope the number of on-road casualties will be cut by about 25 a year.

Wheely nice, say Greens: New bike lanes for Collingwood street

Wellington Street, Collingwood

Adam Carey Collingwood will have separated Copenhagen-style bike lanes along Wellington Street after Yarra City Council voted in favour of building them at a meeting on Tuesday night.

Don't fight back: how to tackle road rage

Adam Carey, Jason Dowling Do not retaliate.

Motorists driven to distraction by their own devices

Devices in the car

Adam Carey More than 1000 people are predicted to die or be seriously injured on Victorian roads in the next five years due to driver distraction from in-vehicle technology such as car stereos, GPS devices or...

Distracted parent drivers at higher crash risk

aking eyes off the road to face children increases a driver’s risk of crashing

Adam Carey Parents who drive with young children in the back seat spend an average 18 per cent of driving time with their eyes off the road, Melbourne researchers found.

Fear of two wheels deters migrant cyclists

Nafrendin Ali is yet to venture out of the safety of the neighbourhoods he knows.

Adam Carey Nafrendin Ali got his first bike last year, five years after he migrated to Australia from North Sudan.