On 14/05/2018 6:23 AM, 'Richard Youl' via TramsDownUnder wrote:
> Brisbane residents ditch public transport and get back in their cars
> Perhaps PT use is not so much determined by the quality of its service but rather the ease (or lack of it in places like Sydney) of driving that are the main deciding factor.
I have been surprised over the last few of these series of census reports to see that Melbourne has a much lower use of PT for travel to the CBD than Sydney.
I suspect that a major driver for this is the number of parking spaces in inner Melbourne.
The provision of such places is actually increasing due to the aggressive development of CBD housing towers - including those approved by Victoria's "Mr Skyscraper" (aka Matthew Guy) during the previous term of government.
Many of the owners of these apartments rent out the parking spot separately to the apartment.
Mal Rowe - not known to have driven to the Melbourne CBD in a long time