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Topic: Infrastructure Victoria
Is Melbourne Airport’s SkyBus up to the job?

Is Melbourne Airport’s SkyBus up to the job?

A rail line from Melbourne airport to the CBD will very likely be necessary one day, but an upgraded SkyBus can do the job in the short-to-medium term at vastly lower cost

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

Conflict between cyclists and walkers on shared trails is a growing problem. The default should be separation, as recommended by Infrastructure Victoria

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

The promise by the Opposition in Victoria to grade-separate 55 congested intersections is likely to be politically appealing, but the case hasn't been made it's a sensible policy

What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

There needs to be a clear and focused justification for spending billions of dollars on building a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport

That was The week That was… w/e 22 October

That was The week That was… w/e 22 October

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 22 October 2017

Suburban sprawl or regional sprawl?

Suburban sprawl or regional sprawl?

It's probably a political winner, but it's not obvious the Victorian Opposition's new regional sprawl policy is preferable to suburban sprawl or redevelopment of established metro suburbs

Is an airport train to the CBD the whole story?

Is an airport train to the CBD the whole story?

The Victorian and Federal governments have different strategies for Melbourne Airport rail but there's a lot more to the transport task at Tullamarine than a train to the CBD

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

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

What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?

What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?

The funding the Turnbull Government says it will provide to Victoria in next month’s budget for a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport is about politics, not good policy

Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

It's estimated Melbourne's proposed North East Link motorway will reduce train boardings by 25,000 per day - sounds awful, but as usual there's more to it