The average Melbourne one-way commute could increase by 28 minutes by 2030 according to this newspaper report. Sounds horrendous but it’s scary tabloid journalism Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030? Really?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
St Louis’ famously demolished Pruitt-Igoe public housing project has a lesson for the debate over high-rise stemming from the Grenfell Tower fire; it’s not really about the architecture Are towers inherently wrong for public housing?
Dockless bike share faces a much bigger challenge in Australia than in countries like China, especially given new entrant oBike has to make it work commercially What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australian cities?
The Grenfell Tower fire was the result of flawed policy on public housing, not some inherent flaw in the high-rise residential building type Does the Grenfell Tower fire mean we should stop building residential towers?
A private proposal to build and operate a Bus Rapid Transit system in Doncaster looks promising but taxpayers will ultimately pay for it; so it’s vital to make sure it’s a high priority Should Doncaster Bus Rapid Transit be a priority?
Here’s master mapmaker Adam Mattinson’s vision of what a high quality cycling network could look like in an Australian city. At present, unfortunately, it’s sheer fantasy A fantasy cycling map for inner Melbourne
A fantastical vision from mapmaker Adam Mattinson of what a subway underneath Melbourne’s inner suburbs could look like if it were as connected as Tokyo’s famous system The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)
The Victorian and Federal governments have different strategies for Melbourne Airport rail but there’s a lot more to the transport task than a train to the CBD Is an airport train to the CBD the whole story?
The location of a humble toilet block in a park might seem a minor issue, but it’s big news in inner suburban Melbourne and highlights some larger issues Where’s the toilet?
Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook reckons the federal budget shows the Coalition is at last heading in the right direction on infrastructure funding The outlook for infrastructure is improving