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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

Is urban transport too expensive?

Is urban transport too expensive?

The Australian Automobile Association reckons transport - especially driving - costs too much: it says households spend a "staggering" 13.3% of their weekly budget on transport

Will ever-bigger fines stop trucks smashing into rail bridges?

Will ever-bigger fines stop trucks smashing into rail bridges?

Trucks always seem to be hitting overhead rail bridges causing disruption and endangering other road users. But ever-bigger fines aren't likely to do much to address the problem

Labor’s promise on level crossings: what are the issues?

Labor’s promise on level crossings: what are the issues?

Labor in Victoria is promising to remove 50 of Melbourne's 180 level crossings if it wins the State election on 29 November. Sounds like a "no brainer", but what are the key issues?

Does removing level crossings benefit public transport?

Does removing level crossings benefit public transport?

There's a view that removing level crossings benefits traffic but not public transport. In fact both can benefit, however it has to be part of a strategic program to remove all crossings on a rail line

Is the East-West Link now a hot property?

Is the East-West Link now a hot property?

Eight industry lobby groups have come out publicly in support of Melbourne's proposed East-West Link. On the evidence available, it doesn't seem like it's in the best interests of their members

Should drivers give up roadspace for cyclists?

Should drivers give up roadspace for cyclists?

The Herald-Sun and the RACV are united in their opposition to plans by Melbourne Cty Council to take roadspace in the CBD away from cars and give it to cyclists. Do they have a case?

What next for the Public Transport Users Association?

What next for the Public Transport Users Association?

I’m disappointed The Age ran a story this week with the lede: “After almost 10 years in the role, Melbourne’s chief complainer about public transport has finally had enough.” The headline was just as rude: “Transport mouthpiece to step down.”

Should bus lanes be shared?

Should bus lanes be shared?

The Government’s announcement this week that motorcycles will be able to travel in the bus lane on Hoddle St for a six month trial period revealed a surprising diversity of views about who should and shouldn’t be able to travel in bus lanes. At present, only buses and bicycles can use the bus lane on […]

Should replacing level crossings be given higher priority?

Should replacing level crossings be given higher priority?

The Committee for Melbourne has called for a $17.2 billion program to remove all Melbourne’s level crossings over the next 20 years. The Committee says just two separations of road and rail were constructed by the Kennett government and two by the Bracks/Brumby government. While Melbourne has 172 level crossings, Sydney tackled the issue years […]