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Is subsidising airport rail fares the way to go?

Is subsidising airport rail fares the way to go?

Alan Davies September 27, 2017 16 Comments

The fare travellers will pay - whether less than $5 or more than $25 - is a key issue in planning for a mass transit connection between Melbourne Airport and the city centre

That was The week That was… w/e 24 September

That was The week That was… w/e 24 September

Alan Davies September 24, 2017

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 24 September 2017

How safe is cycling on city roads?

How safe is cycling on city roads?

Alan Davies September 19, 2017 7 Comments

The likelihood of suffering a serious injury while cycling on urban roads is extremely low, but it seems our tolerance for risk is even lower

Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?

Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?

Alan Davies September 5, 2017 13 Comments

It’s an appealing meme, but the idea Australian cities could replicate the experience of Amsterdam if only they had the political will is harder than it might look

Is Melbourne’s liveability gong mostly bullshit?

Is Melbourne’s liveability gong mostly bullshit?

Alan Davies August 17, 2017 4 Comments

The media and politicians continue to give it credibility but they know the EIU's 'world's most liveable city' gong has little bearing on the life of residents of Melbourne

Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

Alan Davies August 16, 2017 1 Comment

We make a vanishingly small percentage of short trips by public transport and it's mostly because we prefer the alternatives for this sort of travel. Transit's strengths lie elsewhere

Weekend reading 12 August

Alan Davies August 11, 2017

Weekend reading, July 15/16

Alan Davies July 15, 2017

Is popular support for city growth disappearing?

Is popular support for city growth disappearing?

Alan Davies July 12, 2017 24 Comments

No matter what experts think, slowing population growth – and hence immigration – seems to be a very powerful political idea winning support across the demographic board

Weekend reading, July 8/9

Alan Davies July 8, 2017