Does Sydney Airport levy train travellers $7.96?

The assertion that rail travellers pay a $7.96 access fee to Sydney Airport on top of the Opal fare is wrong and lets the NSW Government off the hook

Does Sydney Airport levy train travellers $7.96?


Western Sydney: proposed metro/light rail network

Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook describes what a comprehensive plan for a metro rail network supported by feeder light rail services in Western Sydney should look like

Western Sydney: proposed metro/light rail network


What’s the heritage value of this modernist office block?

Another fashionably handsome modernist building with debatable claims to social and architectural significance is the subject of a heritage battle in Melbourne

What’s the heritage value of this modernist office block?


Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?

The proportion of children driven to primary school has raced ahead over the last 30 to 40 years. The standard solutions won’t change that by much, but there’s hope

Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?


What’s Turnbull’s Melbourne Airport rail adventure all about?

The funding the Turnbull Government says it will provide to Victoria in next month’s budget for a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport is motivated by politics

What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?


The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the first quarter of 2017, including transport, heritage, planning, infrastructure, design, housing, economics, cycling

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017


If it’s not OK to walk it, why is it OK to cycle it?

A simple but shocking image show how infrastructure purportedly provided for the benefit of cyclists, expects them to ride in situations they feel are dangerous

If it’s not OK to walk it, why is it OK to cycle it?