Infrastructure is usually cited as the key explanation for Amsterdam’s astonishingly high bicycle use. And so it is, but what gets overlooked is topography. Hilly cities can’t be expected to do anywhere near as well Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it’s as flat as a pancake?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
Another week and another list of “most liveable something or others”. This one is for Sydney suburbs but like all league tables there’re more problems than virtues Where are the most liveable suburbs in Sydney?
A recent court decision highlights the inability of local and state governments to deal effectively with the problems of parking in inner suburban areas where density is increasing Are councils dealing effectively with the problem of inner suburban parking?
Many Australians form their views about how public transport should work from their experiences of cities in other countries. But we can’t expect to replicate something like the Paris Metro Can we build a metro like the one Paris’s got?
Some cities like central Paris developed a characteristic built form; they have a distinctive urban character. Brisbane City Council aims to grow the centre of Brisbane with a distinguishing sub tropical spirit Can Australian cities be built with a distinctive look?
64 of the world’s busiest airports are served by heavy or light rail but Melbourne Airport, which ranks 50th, isn’t. Wisely, the Victorian Government has no plans to build one yet; it has higher priorities Is it high time Melbourne got a rail line to the airport?
Including cycling, Turnbull’s cities policy, bike share, train strikes, walkability, suicide barriers, clustering, CBD towers, a museum of architecture, and more Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month
A new report projects traffic congestion is likely to continue increasing in Australian cities. There are the predictable calls for more public transport but, like motorways, transit won’t reduce congestion Is more public transport the answer to traffic congestion?
Here are five “politically courageous” proposals to improve Australia’s major cities for the consideration of Malcolm Turnbull, Greg Hunt and Jamie Briggs What should Turnbull do to prepare our cities for the future?
It’s great the mainstream media is actively promoting discussion about cities and putting new information in the public realm; but with that goes a responsibility to ensure the input is useful and relevant Cities: what’s the responsibility of the media?