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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Is it time to cap “the era of the skyscraper”?

Victoria’s new government shouldn’t dismiss CBD residential towers as the playthings of avaricious developers. It should think about the wider benefits from increased housing supply

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Why do commuters drive to work instead of taking transit?

The great majority of commuters in Australia‚Äôs major cities work in locations where public transport is so uncompetitive relative to cars they’re prepared to pay a big premium to drive.

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Population density: is Sydney an outlier?

When it comes to precincts of very high population density in Australia there’s only Sydney and Melbourne; well, there’s really only Sydney – it’s “another country” in terms of close living

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Cycling: how do Australian cities compare with Paris?

They’re considerably less dense and lack decent bike share, but the inner parts of Australia’s major capitals have surprisingly high cycling mode shares approaching the level of central Paris

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What would it take to build a tram network the size of Melbourne’s?

Melbourne is fortunate it inherited the largest tram network in the world, because building something like it today – say in a city such as Sydney – would be extraordinarily expensive and difficult

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What can we learn from the East West Link debacle?

The public release of the business case for the East West Link shows the importance of transparent and rational assessment of infrastructure proposals rather than faith-based advocacy

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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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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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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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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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