Is infrastructure why Victorian voters swung so decisively to Labor?

The Andrews Government secured a massive swing at Saturday’s Victorian election in large measure because it wowed and delighted cynical voters by building productive infrastructure sooner rather than later

Is infrastructure why Victorian voters swung so decisively to Labor?


Is growth in driving really outstripping surging population?

For the last 14 years car travel in Melbourne grew slower than both population and public transport travel, but it’s still increasing in absolute terms

Is growth in driving really outstripping surging population?


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?