Common Urban Myths About Transport

Melbourne’s transport plans should be based on fact, not ideology.
—Wayne Kayler-Thompson, VECCI Chief Executive, 2008

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
—H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

There seems to be a lot of disinformation being put out about transport here in Melbourne.
Professor Vukan Vuchic, on a visit to Melbourne, 1994

Myths About Freeways

Wrong Ideas About Traffic

Wrong Ideas About Economics

Wrong Ideas About Safety

Myths About Public Transport

“People Won’t Use It”

“It Won’t Work”

“We Can’t Afford It”

Misreading What People Want

Myths About Cars

Cars and People

Cars and the City

Cars and the Environment

The Cost of Cars

Related Myths

Cycling is another form of sustainable transport subject to inaccurate urban mythology. These sites in Britain and New Zealand help debunk the many myths surrounding cycling.