Should adult cyclists be permitted on footpaths?

Riders aren’t glorified pedestrians; cycling is a mode of transport that belongs on dedicated on-road and off-road paths. The growing popularity of power-assisted bicycles makes cycling on footpaths by adults a doubtful proposition

Should adult cyclists be permitted on footpaths?


Isn’t long-term planning for urban public transport a no-brainer?

The Rail Futures Institute’s Melbourne Rail Plan is the sort of comprehensive metropolitan plan that the Government has failed to develop, preferring instead to pull out ad-hoc projects just before next month’s election

Isn’t long-term planning for urban public transport a no-brainer?


Is Melbourne’s promised loop rail line justified by jobs growth in suburban centres?

There’s very little reason to think the Andrews government’s promised suburban loop rail line will catalyse jobs growth in suburban centres on a scale that even remotely justifies the cost

Is Melbourne’s promised loop rail line justified by jobs growth in suburban centres?

Isn’t there a much, much better way to do cross-city public transport?

Progressives and public transport advocates should be calling the Andrews government out on its nakedly political suburban rail “loop” ploy, not falling for it. There’s a much better alternative that could deliver real benefits

Isn’t there a much, much better way to do cross-city public transport?


Has Daniel Andrews gone loopy over rail?

The Andrews government’s planned $50 billion loop rail line around outer suburban Melbourne signals Victorian Labor has joined the other parties in giving up on rational urban policy

Has Daniel Andrews gone loopy over rail?


Is Melbourne the new New York?

The Age’s comparison of the density of Melbourne’s CBD with the density of New York City might massage the prejudices of its readers, but it’s rubbish

Is Melbourne the new New York?


What can we learn from oBike’s demise?

It promised a lot, but this month oBike walked away from Melbourne after just one year. The key problem was the same one faced by all forms of cycling in Australian cities

What can we learn from oBike’s demise?