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

Is it really “game over” for the East West Link?

Is it really “game over” for the East West Link?

April 28, 2015 9

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

Are motorways the only answer to traffic congestion?

Are motorways the only answer to traffic congestion?

April 16, 2015 11

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.

Is it full steam ahead for Melbourne Metro (or is it hot air)?

Is it full steam ahead for Melbourne Metro (or is it hot air)?

February 17, 2015 27

The Victorian government says it has resumed planning for the Melbourne Metro originally begun when John Brumby was Premier. But is the government really in a position to build it?

What were the most-read articles in 2014?

What were the most-read articles in 2014?

December 23, 2014 1

A “top-20” list of those articles published by The Urbanist that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of 2014, from trains to bicycles, architecture, motorways, and much more

What can we learn from the East West Link debacle?

What can we learn from the East West Link debacle?

December 17, 2014 24

The public release of the business case for the East West Link shows the importance of transparent and rational assessment of infrastructure proposals rather than faith-based advocacy

Three misconceptions about the East West Link

Three misconceptions about the East West Link

December 2, 2014 11

The East West Link appears to be heading for the dustbin, so some of the misconceptions and exaggerations around it should be dustbinned too in the interests of promoting quality public debate

Is Melbourne’s East West Link dead in the water?

Is Melbourne’s East West Link dead in the water?

September 21, 2014 19

Much of the public focus is on what Labor will do about the East West Link if it wins the election, but the key responsibility lies with the Napthine government; it shouldn't sign any contract

Labor’s promise on level crossings: what are the issues?

Labor’s promise on level crossings: what are the issues?

September 15, 2014 31

Labor in Victoria is promising to remove 50 of Melbourne's 180 level crossings if it wins the State election on 29 November. Sounds like a "no brainer", but what are the key issues?

Is there a case for keeping the East West Link business plan a secret?

Is there a case for keeping the East West Link business plan a secret?

July 22, 2014 21

The Victorian Government says it can't release the business plan for the East West Link because it would bid up tenderers' costs. But the Productivity Commission says that's nonsense

Should Labor repudiate Melbourne’s East West Link?

Should Labor repudiate Melbourne’s East West Link?

July 10, 2014 16

Victorian Labor’s argument that it must accept a signed contract for the proposed East West Link if it wins this year's State election gets weaker as the November 29 2014 election date gets closer