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Topic: Alphington
Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways?

Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways?

Melbourne's new Darebin-Yarra Link will be more like a freeway than a shared walking and cycling trail; it'll be hard - and unsafe - for nearby residents to get access to it

Rail: under or over?

Rail: under or over?

Removing level crossings by elevating rail over road has advantages but in cases like this one it's less compelling; and not helped by questionable public consultation

Are we squandering infill housing opportunities?

Are we squandering infill housing opportunities?

I’ve argued before (here, here and here) that new housing supply within Melbourne’s established suburbs is excessively dependent on small-scale infill housing projects. In the expansive middle ring suburbs, around half of all housing projects provide only one or two additional dwellings, with the great majority providing only one. It’s therefore important to look at […]

Should (some) Melbourne golf courses be turned into forest?

Should (some) Melbourne golf courses be turned into forest?

Melbourne could have one of the largest urban forests of any city in the world if some of the golf courses along the Yarra River were converted to urban forest