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Are buses "visible" enough?

Alan DaviesJul 25, 20165 Comments

There's a dense system of useful bus routes in most cities that's often invisible to prospective users. Bus routes needs to be improved but also made more legible

Should commuters pay to park at the station?

Should commuters pay to park at the station?

Alan DaviesJul 20, 201614 Comments

Commuter parking at outer suburban railway stations is usually free, leading to peak period shortages. The first step should be to charge for it

Will new rail lines save the planet?

Will new rail lines save the planet?

Alan DaviesJul 4, 20163 Comments

The justification for a big investment like the $11 Billion Melbourne Metro isn't to save the planet (it will do very little to reduce GHGs); it's to improve transport

Is this tram project good policy?

Is this tram project good policy?

Alan DaviesJun 30, 2016

Labor's election promise to extend Melbourne's Route 11 tram by one kilometre isn't about good transport policy; it's a political move to protect incumbent David Feeny

Is this a fair comparison of transport promises?

Is this a fair comparison of transport promises?

Alan DaviesJun 29, 20161 Comment

This table showing the election promises of the three major parties on public transport should be useful but it frames the information in a way that blatantly favours one party

Should Melbourne Airport rail be an election issue?

Should Melbourne Airport rail be an election issue?

Alan DaviesJun 14, 20167 Comments

The Greens election promises include $1 Billion to build a rail line to Melbourne Airport. Probably good politics but it's doubtful such an evidence-free promise is good policy

Fantasy tram map 2048, Melbourne

Fantasy tram map 2048, Melbourne

Alan DaviesMay 19, 20169 Comments

Here's a parallel universe "fantasy" vision of what Melbourne's tram network could look like in 30 years time given more money and more acceptance from motorists

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

Alan DaviesApr 21, 201615 Comments

There's pressure to expand the proposed Melbourne Metro project to incorporate a new station at South Yarra; but the Government insists it can't be justified

How important is public transport?

How important is public transport?

Alan DaviesApr 20, 201610 Comments

New data provides valuable and possibly surprising insights into how Australian city dwellers use public transport and its potential to change the nature of urban travel

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Alan DaviesApr 13, 20166 Comments

Improving the experience of occasional users of public transport - those who might use it only to go to the footy - is a key way of building community support for system improvements

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