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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

Infrastructure costs: is like compared with like?

Infrastructure costs: is like compared with like?

Alan DaviesJun 28, 20161 Comment

Comparing the costs of ostensibly similar infrastructure projects is a fraught exercise. Differences in scope are often overlooked; it's vital to compare like with like

Is the Greens' Transit City a good idea?

Is the Greens' Transit City a good idea?

Alan DaviesJun 27, 20163 Comments

A "dispersed network" is the smart approach to public transport but politics means the Greens' Transit City plan for Perth leaves most of the important questions unanswered

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Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in April

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in April

Alan DaviesJun 23, 2016

Including Turnbull's Cities Plan, safe cycling, heritage, schools, dogs, HSR, public transport, Fairfax, bottle shops, railway stations, and autonomous vehicles

Is this the time to ramp-up infrastructure spending?

Is this the time to ramp-up infrastructure spending?

Alan DaviesJun 22, 20165 Comments

Biz Shrapnel reckons it's time to build; construction costs are plummeting and governments have a "window" of opportunity - it might not last - to spend on infrastructure

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

Alan DaviesJun 21, 201610 Comments

In an astonishing display of sanity – especially during an election campaign – the Turnbull Government has backed away from its earlier enthusiasm for High Speed Rail

Is the one-metre cycling law a sensible reform?

Is the one-metre cycling law a sensible reform?

Alan DaviesJun 20, 20168 Comments

There are doubts about whether the one-metre overtaking law increases safety for cyclists, but that's not the only rationale for the law; it has an important symbolic role in promoting cycling

Are cities bigger than we imagine?

Are cities bigger than we imagine?

Alan DaviesJun 16, 2016

Cities are invariably much "bigger" than they seem. Administrative boundaries almost always fail to capture the full extent of a city's economic and social influence

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

Does Turnbull's '30-minute city' work for secondary school trips?

Does Turnbull's '30-minute city' work for secondary school trips?

Alan DaviesJun 8, 20168 Comments

If Malcolm Turnbull’s idea of the 30-minute city is going to work anywhere it should work for traditionally local trips like getting to high school, shouldn't it?

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