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The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)

The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)

Alan DaviesMay 17, 20171 Comment

A fantastical vision from mapmaker Adam Mattinson of what a subway underneath Melbourne's inner suburbs could look like if it were as connected as Tokyo's famous system

Melbourne 'fantasy rail map 2070'

Melbourne 'fantasy rail map 2070'

Alan DaviesMay 10, 20177 Comments

Adam Mattinson's 2070 fantasy rail map incorporates almost every rail line ever proposed for Melbourne, as well as historic lines decommissioned during the 1950s and 60s

Is all-night weekend public transport value for money?

Is all-night weekend public transport value for money?

Alan DaviesApr 25, 20178 Comments

Melbourne's move to all-night public transport on Friday and Saturday nights is certainly appealing but there are many other ways such a huge sum of money could be spent

Western Sydney: proposed metro/light rail network

Western Sydney: proposed metro/light rail network

Alan DaviesApr 17, 201720 Comments

Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook describes what a comprehensive plan for a metro rail network supported by feeder light rail services in Western Sydney should look like

A proposal for a Melbourne Ring Metro

A proposal for a Melbourne Ring Metro

Alan DaviesMar 13, 201718 Comments

Melbourne needs an orbital or "ring" light metro linking major suburban centres to take radial trips off the road system, argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook

Will population growth ruin a city's liveability?

Will population growth ruin a city's liveability?

Alan DaviesFeb 20, 201717 Comments

Population growth brings risks and will change the character of a city like Melbourne if it continues, but it's more likely to make it a better place for most residents

What's government done to make public transport better?

What's government done to make public transport better?

Alan DaviesFeb 13, 20177 Comments

A look at what successive governments have done over the last twenty or so years to improve the attractiveness of train travel in Melbourne

Should public transport be

Should public transport be "returned to the people"?

Alan DaviesFeb 8, 201712 Comments

There are calls to bring management of Melbourne's train and tram systems back under government control. Might be a good idea, but first let's see the evidence

Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?

Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?

Alan DaviesJan 30, 201712 Comments

With 90% of motorised travel in capital cities currently undertaken by private transport it’s time for a grown-up assessment of where to go with urban transport policy

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Alan DaviesSep 21, 20163 Comments

The extra $10 billion the Victorian government is getting from the sale of the port of Melbourne doesn't turn a poor project like a station at South Yarra into something worth doing

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