Topic archives: East-West Link

That was The week That was…

That was The week That was…

November 19, 2017 1

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 19 November 2017

Should this motorway report be secret?

Should this motorway report be secret?

September 6, 2017 3

No, Daniel Andrews, you can't spend $1 Billion of public money to get rid of the East West Link and then be secretive about the case for the West Gate Tunnel

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

April 27, 2017 11

The Andrews Government's decision to build Melbourne's North East Link lacks transparency and analysis, but the idea of suburban motorways shouldn't be dismissed out of hand

Is all-night weekend public transport value for money?

Is all-night weekend public transport value for money?

April 25, 2017 8

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

Is a cycling “freeway” the way to go?

April 5, 2017 17

The schematic proposal for a veloway the Andrews government says it's going to build as part of the Western Distributor looks good but there's room for improvement

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

September 21, 2016 3

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

Does anyone care about getting the numbers right on infrastructure?

Does anyone care about getting the numbers right on infrastructure?

August 24, 2015 7

The standard of public debate around infrastructure projects seems to be constantly beset by misinformation around costs and revenues; there's little to suggest it's going to get better

Has an acceptable case been made for this (road) project?

Has an acceptable case been made for this (road) project?

August 20, 2015 14

Victoria's Auditor-General reckons the Government hasn't properly assessed the unsolicited proposal from toll operator Transurban for the widening of CityLink and Tullamarine freeways

Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

August 5, 2015 3

Victoria's Opposition reckons the lack of a rail line to Melbourne Airport is a major and pressing problem for the city. Evaluating claims like this must be a key role of Infrastructure Victoria

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month

May 14, 2015

A list of the articles published on The Urbanist in April 2015, including driving vs public transport, cycling to rail stations, designing memorials, living in high-rise towers, and more