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Should this motorway report be secret?

Should this motorway report be secret?

Alan Davies September 6, 2017 3 Comments

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?

Alan Davies April 27, 2017 10 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

Is all-night weekend public transport value for money?

Is all-night weekend public transport value for money?

Alan Davies April 25, 2017 8 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

Is a cycling “freeway” the way to go?

Alan Davies April 5, 2017 17 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

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Alan Davies September 21, 2016 3 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

Does anyone care about getting the numbers right on infrastructure?

Does anyone care about getting the numbers right on infrastructure?

Alan Davies August 24, 2015 7 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

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

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

Alan Davies August 20, 2015 14 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

Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

Alan Davies August 5, 2015 3 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

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month

Alan Davies 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?

Alan Davies April 28, 2015 9 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