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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Can security bollards be done better?

Can security bollards be done better?

Alan DaviesJun 26, 20173 Comments

It's regrettable it seems necessary to install heavy bollards in Australian cities to protect against vehicle attacks. But it could be a way to improve public spaces

Does the Grenfell Tower fire mean we should stop building residential towers?

Does the Grenfell Tower fire mean we should stop building residential towers?

Alan DaviesJun 19, 20177 Comments

The Grenfell Tower fire was the result of flawed policy on public housing, not some inherent flaw in the high-rise residential building type

Should Doncaster BRT be a priority?

Should Doncaster BRT be a priority?

Alan DaviesJun 13, 20177 Comments

A private proposal to build and operate a Bus Rapid Transit system in Doncaster looks promising but taxpayers will ultimately pay for it; so it's vital to make sure it's a high priority

A fantasy cycling map for inner Melbourne

A fantasy cycling map for inner Melbourne

Alan DaviesMay 22, 20175 Comments

Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality cycling network could look like in an Australian city. At present, unfortunately, it's sheer fantasy

The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)

The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)

Alan DaviesMay 17, 20171 Comment

A fantastical vision from mapmaker Adam Mattinson of what a subway underneath Melbourne's inner suburbs could look like if it were as connected as Tokyo's famous system

Melbourne 'fantasy rail map 2070'

Melbourne 'fantasy rail map 2070'

Alan DaviesMay 10, 20177 Comments

Adam Mattinson's 2070 fantasy rail map incorporates almost every rail line ever proposed for Melbourne, as well as historic lines decommissioned during the 1950s and 60s

Are Australia's big cities dense enough?

Are Australia's big cities dense enough?

Alan DaviesMay 2, 20176 Comments

The extensive suburbs in the middle rings of Australia's east coast capitals explain why the "missing middle" is so much less dense than in comparable Canadian cities

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

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

Does Sydney Airport really charge train travellers too much?

Does Sydney Airport really charge train travellers too much?

Alan DaviesApr 19, 20174 Comments

The assertion that rail travellers pay a $7.96 access fee to Sydney Airport on top of the Opal fare is wrong and lets the NSW Government off the hook

Sunday links

Alan DaviesApr 16, 2017

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities

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