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ALAN DAVIES | May 12, 2015 | INFRASTRUCTURE | 12 |

Does anyone really need to drive to the footy?

Despite good mass transit access, many visitors to stadiums like the MCG insist on driving to major events and causing severe traffic congestion. Very few of them really need to drive

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ALAN DAVIES | May 11, 2015 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 10 |

Is loud advertising at railway stations going too bloody far?

Noisy marketing is intruding into more aspects of daily life, even catching a train. Cities should be improving the comfort and appeal of public transport, not making it an annoying experience

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ALAN DAVIES | May 07, 2015 | MISCELLANEOUS | 47 |

Can the Greens do better on transport policy?

Political commentators agree Richard Di Natale is more policy oriented than his predecessor, so he should review a couple of recent transport issues where the Party has lost sight of its progressive rationale

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ALAN DAVIES | May 06, 2015 | CARS & TRAFFIC | 16 |

What’s the problem with elderly drivers?

The rapidly growing number of elderly drivers is an issue because of their high casualty rates in crashes. A bigger issue though is the growing number who can no longer drive

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ALAN DAVIES | May 05, 2015 | CYCLING | 20 |

Should cycling on footpaths be made legal?

The Barnett Government is reportedly moving to make cycling on footpaths in WA legal for cyclists of all ages. As usual, there are good arguments both for and against such a move

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ALAN DAVIES | May 04, 2015 | CARS & TRAFFIC | 61 |

Are motorcycles the answer to urban traffic congestion?

Imagine if the streets of inner city Australia teemed with small, quiet motorcycles, scooters and bicycles with only the occasional car or truck. Imagine if they looked more like Hanoi than LA

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ALAN DAVIES | April 29, 2015 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 15 |

Should light rail to Doncaster be a key priority for Melbourne?

The standard of public transport in Melbourne is apparently so high that some think the city can afford to make notions like a new light rail line to Doncaster a key priority

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ALAN DAVIES | April 28, 2015 | CARS & TRAFFIC | 9 |

Is it really “game over” for the East West Link?

It’s a mistake to think it’s game, set and match for Melbourne’s East West Link motorway just because the Andrews’ Government cancelled the contract. There’s seldom a match point in politics

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ALAN DAVIES | April 25, 2015 | ARCHITECTURE & BUILDINGS | 2 |

Designing memorials: is simple and subtle the best way?

The design of emotionally intense projects like memorials needs “great imagination and deep subtlety”; memorials are one of the hardest and most fraught commissions a designer can take on

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ALAN DAVIES | April 23, 2015 | TRANSPORT - GENERAL | 21 |

What costs society more: cars or trains?

The private cost of driving is much higher than taking public transport, but negatives like traffic congestion and road casualties mean the social cost of driving is similar to the public subsidy for trains and buses

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