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ALAN DAVIES | December 03, 2014 | PLANNING | 13 |

Why don’t we “green the streets of Australia”?

A program to “green the streets of Australia” through planting trees and better design could be a cost-effective way to improve the quality of urban streetscapes and the amenity of residents

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ALAN DAVIES | December 02, 2014 | CARS & TRAFFIC | 11 |

Three misconceptions about the East West Link

The East West Link appears to be heading for the dustbin, so some of the misconceptions and exaggerations around it should be dustbinned too in the interests of promoting quality public debate

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ALAN DAVIES | December 01, 2014 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 17 |

What will the Andrews government do for public transport?

Labor’s election costings are belated and skimpy but nevertheless provide an indication of its intentions with public transport in Melbourne. It’s plan is good, but it’s hardly ground-breaking

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ALAN DAVIES | November 28, 2014 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | |

Did the ABC fact checkers get it right on train punctuality?

ABC Fact Check reckons the Napthine government’s claim of improved train punctuality on its watch is right and unhappy commuters are wrong. But the ABC’s methodology is flawed

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ALAN DAVIES | November 26, 2014 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 13 |

Should we go a bit easier on (some) broken promises?

Politicians shouldn’t make election promises they can’t keep; but commitments that’re bad policy are worse. There’s a case for allowing governments to “improve” (break!) some poor promises

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ALAN DAVIES | November 24, 2014 | TRANSPORT - GENERAL | 13 |

Could an Andrews government really deliver on this promise?

One of Victorian Labor’s key election promises is to remove 50 of Melbourne’s worst level crossings over 8 years. If it wins government it might’ve promised more than it can deliver

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ALAN DAVIES | November 22, 2014 | MISCELLANEOUS | 3 |

Fairfax’s fatal footage: is Labor’s campaign already dead?

Victoria’s quality daily, The Age, ran this story on-line on Friday showing opposition leader Daniel Andrews’ campaign bus appearing to run a red light. Is it all over red rover?

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ALAN DAVIES | November 20, 2014 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 18 |

Political promises: don’t voters deserve better?

Victoria’s Treasury says the Greens election promise to extend some tram lines will cost much more than claimed. The electorate deserves more respect from politicians (and better costings)

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ALAN DAVIES | November 19, 2014 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 10 |

Are politicians putting public transport on lay-by?

Voters can’t assume that all major public transport projects seemingly promised by politicians during election campaigns will be built in the next term…or even the one after…or perhaps ever

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ALAN DAVIES | November 17, 2014 | ARCHITECTURE & BUILDINGS | 2 |

What do fashion and architecture have in common?

There was an exhibition of fashion at Melbourne’s MPavilion on the weekend inspired by ten of the city’s landmark buildings. It’s the result of a collaboration between architects and design students

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