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What the hell is a bloody “metro” anyway?

The term ‘metro’ is thrown around a lot in discussions of better public transport but there’s precious little consistency in the way it’s used or consensus about what a metro actually is

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How dense are our cities compared to Paris?

The population density of metropolitan Paris is five times that of Melbourne. It explains a lot about why Australian cities have developed in different ways and must devise local solutions

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Can we build a metro just like the one Paris’s got?

Many Australians form their views about how public transport should work from their experiences of cities in other countries. But we can’t expect to replicate something like the Paris Metro

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Is Shorten letting Turnbull off the hook on cities policy?

The Opposition is setting the bar on cities policy way too low. Malcolm Turnbull will have no trouble skipping over it without being forced to seriously address the underlying challenges in urban policy

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Where’s the $4.5 billion taken from public transport funding?

The Opposition reckons Malcolm Turnbull should reinstate the $4.5 billion Tony Abbott “cut” from urban public transport. Trouble is the money never existed

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Is there an upside for commuters from train strikes?

Train strikes are a pain in the arse for commuters but they might have a silver lining; “forced experimentation” seems to lead to more efficient use of the public transport system

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Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

Victoria’s Opposition reckons the lack of a rail line to Melbourne Airport is a major and pressing problem for the city. Evaluating claims like this must be a key role of Infrastructure Victoria

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The need for Melbourne Metro is far from clear

Guest writer Liam Egerton argues there’s a simpler, cheaper and quicker option for creating a modern metro in Melbourne than the proposed $9-$11 billion Melbourne Metro tunnel under the CBD

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Do multi-storey carparks at railway stations make sense?

Building car parks at rail stations might seem like a smart idea if it gives more travelers the opportunity to use trains for most of their journey. But it’s costly and isn’t likely to drive patronage

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Should cars be banned from Sydney’s CBD?

Light rail in Sydney’s George St will greatly improve the amenity of this key thoroughfare; it would be even better if the NSW Government took serious action to remove cars from the CBD

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