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Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

Alan DaviesAug 16, 20171 Comment

We make a vanishingly small percentage of short trips by public transport and it's mostly because we prefer the alternatives for this sort of travel. Transit's strengths lie elsewhere

Has the case been made for the West Gate Tunnel?

Has the case been made for the West Gate Tunnel?

Alan DaviesAug 15, 20172 Comments

More problems are coming to light with the proposed West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne. The Government needs to do a better job of explaining and justifying this project

That was the week that was...

That was the week that was...

Alan DaviesAug 13, 20171 Comment

A commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 13 August 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism

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Alan DaviesAug 11, 2017

Are the politicians trying to con us on this one?

Are the politicians trying to con us on this one?

Alan DaviesAug 10, 2017

If the "20-minute" city is defined by how many everyday services can be accessed by bicycle then we've already got it and the claims of Federal and State leaders look like a con

Is the

Is the "20-minute city" mostly spin?

Alan DaviesAug 9, 20173 Comments

It seems an attractive idea, but the 20-minute city is more about marketing than substantive policy. Of course politicians love it; the rest of us have no excuse for being gullible

A regional rail fantasy map

A regional rail fantasy map

Alan DaviesAug 8, 20173 Comments

Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality regional rail network could look like in Victoria. Sheer fantasy, you say?

August 6 - That was the week that was...

August 6 - That was the week that was...

Alan DaviesAug 6, 20173 Comments

A commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 6 August 2017 bearing on urbanism and its discontents

Weekend reading August 5/6

Alan DaviesAug 4, 2017

Have we passed peak car (parking)?

Have we passed peak car (parking)?

Alan DaviesAug 2, 20176 Comments

Australian city dwellers have passed peak travel (kilometres per capita) but it seems they haven't passed peak car ownership or peak parking

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