Walking accounts for only a small share of journeys to work but has enormous potential. It’s great advantage is it doesn’t require huge licks of money for specialised infrastructure Is walking to work the way to go?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
Tall residential towers are widely seen as inappropriate in the suburbs. But maybe the idea of “the suburbs” is itself no longer appropriate Is “the suburbs” a useful idea anymore?
There’s a dense system of useful bus routes in most cities that’s often invisible to prospective users. Bus routes needs to be improved and made more legible Are buses “visible” enough?
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Commuter parking at outer suburban railway stations is usually free, leading to peak period shortages. The first step should be to charge for it Should commuters pay to park at the station?
The association between rail infrastructure like High Speed Rail and increases in land value is nothing new; it was there when much of Victoria’s rail network was built What can history tell us about land values and HSR?
A new company reckons it can build Sydney-Melbourne HSR without calling on government coffers. It says the proposal is commercially viable; it’s not a Trojan horse Will business really pay for High Speed Rail (HSR)?
Planners made an important contribution to the oft-noted and widely admired vitality of central Melbourne but success really does have many mothers What revitalised central Melbourne?
Cyclists and pedestrians aren’t the same; mixing them up in busy public places on the dubious grounds they’re both “not cars” inevitably leads to conflict Can cyclists travel happily with pedestrians?
It would be unfortunate if the appalling findings of the Special Commission meant the historical role of greyhound racing in the social and cultural life of NSW was overlooked Greyhound racing: should it be forgotten?