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)

Is an airport train to the CBD the whole story?

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?

Where’s the toilet?

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?

The outlook for infrastructure is improving

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

Melbourne ‘fantasy rail map 2070’

Adam Mattinson’s 2070 fantasy map for Melbourne incorporates almost every rail line ever proposed, as well as historic lines decommissioned during the 1950s and 60s

Melbourne ‘fantasy rail map 2070’

Do residents of green places live longer?

It’s arguable whether greener residential areas reduce mortality but there are plenty of other good reasons to promote planting more trees, especially along streets

Does living in green places extend lifespans?

A Bicycle Boulevard for Melbourne?

There’s an opportunity for the Victorian Government to recognise the key role Yarra Boulevard plays in supporting cycling in Melbourne by giving more of it to riders

A Bicycle Boulevard for Melbourne?

The alternative to Fairfax – Saturday links

Avoiding the Fairfax papers? Here’s some interesting, useful, sometimes discombobulating, occasionally contrarian and at times amusing alternative reading, with an urbanist bent

The alternative to Fairfax – Saturday links

What are the public health benefits of riding to work?

Those who cycle to work have better health prospects than those who commute by car or transit, but it’s unlikely all the public health benefits would scale up if a lot more of us cycled

What are the public health benefits of riding to work?