Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030? Really?

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?


Are towers inherently wrong for public housing?

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?


What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australian cities?

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?


Does the Grenfell Tower fire mean we should stop building residential towers?

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?


Should Doncaster Bus Rapid Transit be a priority?

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?


A fantasy cycling map for inner Melbourne

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


The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)

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)