Does auto-dependancy result in increased obesity? Studies have shown that obesity falls significantly with use of transit and active transport choices.
This proposed light rail network through the Sydney CBD and south east areas is quite impressive. Check out the following video. The streets which the light rail operates have become more pedestrianised and also enhances the visual impact of the area. I am not aware of the progress of this proposal but I seriously hope for the people of Sydney that it does go through and in the future I am able to visit Sydney and use this light rail network.
This neat diagram shows place making and development opportunities offered by the modal shift between transport types on a typical journey from home to work.