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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

Thursday links

Alan DaviesApr 13, 2017

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

Is a cycling "freeway" the way to go?

Alan DaviesApr 5, 201717 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

Friday links

Alan DaviesMar 31, 20171 Comment

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

Is this week's Grand Prix worth the cost?

Is this week's Grand Prix worth the cost?

Alan DaviesMar 21, 20175 Comments

Victorian taxpayers will spend around $60 million subsidising this year's Grand Prix and a further $360 million to the end of the current contract. Time to share the cost

Is regional sprawl better than suburban sprawl?

Is regional sprawl better than suburban sprawl?

Alan DaviesMar 1, 2017

There's a strong push to divert more metropolitan growth to regional cities, but the case hasn't been made that capital cities are "too big" or that it's the best strategy

Will population growth ruin a city's liveability?

Will population growth ruin a city's liveability?

Alan DaviesFeb 20, 201717 Comments

Population growth brings risks and will change the character of a city like Melbourne if it continues, but it's more likely to make it a better place for most residents

What's government done to make public transport better?

What's government done to make public transport better?

Alan DaviesFeb 13, 20177 Comments

A look at what successive governments have done over the last twenty or so years to improve the attractiveness of train travel in Melbourne

Should public transport be

Should public transport be "returned to the people"?

Alan DaviesFeb 8, 201712 Comments

There are calls to bring management of Melbourne's train and tram systems back under government control. Might be a good idea, but first let's see the evidence

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