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Fantasy tram map 2048, Melbourne

Fantasy tram map 2048, Melbourne

Alan DaviesMay 19, 20167 Comments

Here's a parallel universe "fantasy" vision of what Melbourne's tram network could look like in 30 years time given more money and more acceptance from motorists

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

Alan DaviesApr 21, 201615 Comments

There's pressure to expand the proposed Melbourne Metro project to incorporate a new station at South Yarra; but the Government insists it can't be justified

How important is public transport?

How important is public transport?

Alan DaviesApr 20, 201610 Comments

New data provides valuable and possibly surprising insights into how Australian city dwellers use public transport and its potential to change the nature of urban travel

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Alan DaviesApr 13, 20166 Comments

Improving the experience of occasional users of public transport - those who might use it only to go to the footy - is a key way of building community support for system improvements

Melbourne fantasy rail map 2047

Melbourne fantasy rail map 2047

Alan DaviesMar 9, 201611 Comments

It seems everyone loves a 'fantasy' map of how the rail network in their city might look in a parallel universe of more money. This is a vision of what Melbourne could look like in 2047

Melbourne Metro: what do you get for $10 Billion?

Melbourne Metro: what do you get for $10 Billion?

Alan DaviesMar 8, 20167 Comments

The Business Case for Melbourne Metro was finally released publicly last month. It confirms the need and the solution. Now the Commonwealth needs to come to the party with matching funding

Is New York's spectacular new train station worth the price?

Is New York's spectacular new train station worth the price?

Alan DaviesMar 7, 20161 Comment

The visually arresting World Trade Center Transportation Hub designed by Santiago Calatrava opened in New York last week to a chorus of naysayers worried about the $4 Billion it cost to build

Should we be building new rail lines up in the air?

Should we be building new rail lines up in the air?

Alan DaviesMar 3, 20167 Comments

It would be a pity if the "Sky Rail" brouhaha in Melbourne over removal of level crossings were to damage the potential use of elevated rail for totally new rail lines in all Australian cities

Do residents think more public open space is a fair price for Skyrail?

Do residents think more public open space is a fair price for Skyrail?

Alan DaviesFeb 25, 20165 Comments

The Andrews Government is selling Skyrail on the 11 MCGs worth of public open space it will create but the hostile reaction of locals suggests that's not enough of a benefit to compensate for the cost

Is Melbourne really about to get an international-style metro?

Is Melbourne really about to get an international-style metro?

Alan DaviesFeb 24, 20169 Comments

Victoria's Premier reckons the planned new Melbourne Metro tunnel will create a metro system to rival the world's best. Wrong; a name doesn't endow a system with magical metro qualities