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Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Alan Davies November 1, 2017 10 Comments

Politicans like to sell new roads and rail lines as the solution to traffic congestion but it's an illusion. There are no quick or politically easy fixes for peak-hour traffic

Should this motorway report be secret?

Should this motorway report be secret?

Alan Davies September 6, 2017 3 Comments

No, Daniel Andrews, you can't spend $1 Billion of public money to get rid of the East West Link and then be secretive about the case for the West Gate Tunnel

Has the case been made for the West Gate Tunnel?

Has the case been made for the West Gate Tunnel?

Alan Davies August 15, 2017 2 Comments

More problems are coming to light with the proposed West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne. The Government needs to do a better job of explaining and justifying this project

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

Is immigration ruining our cities?

Is immigration ruining our cities?

Alan Davies July 3, 2017 6 Comments

The Age ran a set of stories on the weekend geared around the idea that immigration-fuelled population growth is seriously damaging Melbourne’s “celebrated liveability”

Tuesday links

Alan Davies May 9, 2017

Avoiding the Fairfax papers? Here's some interesting, useful, sometimes discombobulating, occasionally contrarian and at times amusing alternative reading, with an urbanist bent

What’s the future for Essendon Airport?

What’s the future for Essendon Airport?

Alan Davies February 22, 2017 11 Comments

It didn't take long for the blame game to emerge following yesterday's tragedy at Essendon, but it's better to find out what really happened and why before making policy

Will population growth ruin a city’s liveability?

Will population growth ruin a city’s liveability?

Alan Davies February 20, 2017 17 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

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

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

Alan Davies December 20, 2016 6 Comments

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

Should Melbourne airport rail be put on the front-burner?

Should Melbourne airport rail be put on the front-burner?

Alan Davies December 7, 2016 6 Comments

Melbourne Airport is "begging" for a rail line to the airport asap; Infrastructure Victoria says not just yet. More effort needs to be put into being ready to go when necessary