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View Poll Results: Which
USA 1 6.67%
Canada 2 13.33%
Australia 2 13.33%
New Zealand 2 13.33%
Equal or No one is particularly more than the others. 8 53.33%
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:49 AM
 
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Statistically someone from Brisbane is less likely to drive a car to work than someone from Melbourne and Perth.
That's interesting; looks like we need to re-visit all those jokes about "the deep North ". I suspect the numbers for regional centers in any state would be vastly different though.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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That's interesting; looks like we need to re-visit all those jokes about "the deep North ". I suspect the numbers for regional centers in any state would be vastly different though.
I actually lived in Brisbane for 6 years before getting a car, it was not that hard really.

Though it does look like overall patronage on the Perth and Brisbane systems are much the same these days. Both handle about 160-180 million trips a year. The census is now 2.5 years old and Perth has obviously done a lot to expand its network since then.

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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Canada has higher public transit use than Australia and obviously the US. New Zealand doesn't have big cities to the same extent as the other three, so it's likely to get more car use.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Of course is a bigger city and had a more extensive system,the Australian census however dose ask the question about how the said person got to work that day. The answer for by car either as driver or passenger was Brisbane 64.5%, Melbourne 65%, a person from Melbourne is slight more likely to use public transport . However the people in Brisbane are more likely to walk, ride or do something else.
Surprised Brissie is nearly as high as Melbourne but it's transit system has improved. Australia isn't that bad considering the suburban nature of the city.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I actually lived in Brisbane for 6 years before getting a car, it was not that hard really.

Though it does look like overall patronage on the Perth and Brisbane systems are much the same these days. Both handle about 160-180 million trips a year. The census is now 2.5 years old and Perth has obviously done a lot to expand its network since then.
Perth's public transport has improved a lot since say 15 years ago. I remember when the local bus came every hour, now it comes every 15 minutes. The branding, signage, coverage and provision are much improved, and the park'n'ride car parks are chockers. The feeder buses are always full too. I mean some people will still use the excuse our public transport sucks, but considering the nature of our cities I think they do an alright job.
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