Alan DaviesApr 27, 201710 Comments
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
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
Alan DaviesApr 5, 201717 Comments
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
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
Alan DaviesAug 24, 20157 Comments
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
Alan DaviesAug 20, 201514 Comments
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
Alan DaviesAug 5, 20153 Comments
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
Alan DaviesMay 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
Alan DaviesApr 28, 20159 Comments
It's a mistake to think it's game, set and match for Melbourne's East West Link motorway just because the Andrews' Government cancelled the contract. There's seldom a match point in politics
Alan DaviesApr 16, 201511 Comments
Contrary to Mr Abbott's assertion, the East West Link isn't necessary to reduce urban traffic congestion; it’s a symptom of the failure of governments at all levels to manage excessive demand.
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