That was The week That was…

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 24 September 2017.

In this week’s Tw3, The Urbanist comments on:

  • Is Melbourne already bigger than Sydney?
  • Bigger is better – small businesses once employed over half of private sector workers but no longer
  • Public transport is always greener on the other side
  • Doncaster hill’s next major apartment project verges on approval
  • Council wants toll for $5.5b West Gate Tunnel to be set by minister, not operator
  • Sydney park to be named after Green Ban-era community leader Nita McCrae

That was The week That was…

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Weekend reading

Weekend reading 


What are the issues with Melbourne Airport rail?

The solution is seen as a single rail line, but it should be conceived as the package of infrastructure and policies that will best promote the accessibility of Melbourne Airport

What are the issues with Melbourne Airport rail?


How safe is cycling on city roads?

The likelihood of suffering a serious injury while cycling on the road is extremely low, but it seems our tolerance for risk is even lower

How safe is cycling on city roads?


That was The week That was…

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 17 September 2017 that bear on the delights and discontents of urbanism

That was The week That was…


All stops to ‘Winterfell Station’?

Winterfell is leading the public nominations for names for the five new Melbourne Metro underground rail stations. Melbourne can do much better

All stops to ‘Winterfell Station’?


Is Daniel Andrews selling out public transport?

Victoria’s Andrews Government has decided to continue with franchised management of Melbourne’s trains and trams rather than bring them back under direct government control

Is Daniel Andrews selling out public transport?