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Should Melbourne Metro have a station at Sth Yarra?

Refusing to build a station in busy Sth Yarra as part of its promised Melbourne Metro rail line seems counter to good planning practice and looks politically risky for the Andrews Government

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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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Are politicians doing what’s needed to grow our cities?

The transport and planning policies routinely touted by politicians won’t equip Australian cities to cope with projected growth. Much more fundamental, but politically difficult, actions are needed

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Is it full steam ahead for Melbourne Metro (or is it hot air)?

The Victorian government says it has resumed planning for the Melbourne Metro originally begun when John Brumby was Premier. But is the government really in a position to build it?

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What were the most-read articles in 2014?

A “top-20” list of those articles published by The Urbanist that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of 2014, from trains to bicycles, architecture, motorways, and much more

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Would a rail line to Doncaster really “get cars off the freeway”?

The Greens appear to have had a change of heart on Melbourne Metro but the party’s support for a rail line to Doncaster is mystifying. It’s not a project progressives should regard as a priority

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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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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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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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Is Labor genuine about building Melbourne Metro?

Both major parties are promising to build a rail tunnel under Melbourne if they win this year’s election, but neither seems in a hurry to commence construction before 2018-22 at the earliest

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