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Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

Alan DaviesMar 26, 2018 25

Conflict between cyclists and walkers on shared trails is a growing problem. The default should be separation, as recommended by Infrastructure Victoria

Why does it matter that most jobs aren't in the city centre?

Why does it matter that most jobs aren’t in the city centre?

Alan DaviesMar 21, 2018 3

Understanding that most jobs are outside the city centre is vital, because the challenges they present for transport infrastructure policy are more complex and more politically difficult

Are the jobs in the centre of the city?

Are the jobs in the centre of the city?

Alan DaviesMar 19, 2018 8

There’s a meme that most recent jobs growth in Australia’s largest cities is now in the city centre. Not true; a lot is because it includes the CBD, but nowhere near most

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Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

Alan DaviesMar 13, 2018 9

The prospect of autonomous vehicles causes worry but they might provide public and shared modes of transport with a big boost in competitiveness relative to private vehicles

What's wrong (and right) with

What’s wrong (and right) with “suburban sprawl”?

Alan DaviesMar 5, 2018 13

Our major cities require a more sophisticated understanding of the role of fringe development in accommodating forecast growth than reflexively dismissing it out of hand as "sprawl"

Is Federation Square as good as it gets?

Is Federation Square as good as it gets?

Alan DaviesFeb 27, 2018 11

Federation Square isn't the perfect place the critics of Apple's proposed store portray it as. There are better options than Apple but they'd be costly

Good governance must be the top priority

Good governance must be the top priority

Alan DaviesFeb 26, 2018 3

Poor governance of infrastructure projects is costing billions of dollars and delivering questionable benefits to the community, say guest writers Roger Taylor and Ken Coghill

Should CBD parking be buried?

Should CBD parking be buried?

Alan DaviesFeb 19, 2018 10

Melbourne City Council wants to ban above-ground parking in new developments but doesn't have a clue what the wider implications of such a change might be

Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

Alan DaviesFeb 5, 2018 9

There are downsides to Apple's new global flagship store in Fed Square, but there are benefits too. It might even broaden the Square's appeal to a wider cross section of Melburnians

The Urbanist Digest, Volume 4, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Volume 4, 2017

Alan DaviesDec 18, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the December 2017 quarter, including cars and traffic, public transport, cycling, planning and a helluva lot more