Queensland study maps route to car-free cities of the future

Having a healthy lifestyle that included lots of walking and cycling was a major factor for some, while others wanted to streamline their lives and remove the apparent hassle of owning and driving a car.

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The subjects mostly used a combination of walking, cycling and public transport to get around, although at least some of them still used taxis or ride-share vehicles on occasion, which Dr Pojani said suggested they weren’t ideologically opposed to cars but simply wanted to avoid using them.

Almost all lived in the inner-city area, where access to public transport was potentially better than further out in Brisbane’s suburbs, although Dr Pojani said two people in particular lived much further out but were avid cyclists,…



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