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?


Does Festival Hall warrant heritage protection?

The recommendation that Melbourne’s Festival Hall be listed on the state Heritage Register highlights the shortcomings of the current approach to heritage

Does Festival Hall warrant heritage protection?


Is Melbourne Airport’s SkyBus up to the job?

A rail line from Melbourne airport to the CBD will very likely be necessary one day, but an upgraded SkyBus can do the job in the short-to-medium term at vastly lower cost

Is Melbourne Airport’s SkyBus up to the job?


Why does it matter that most jobs aren’t in the city centre?

Understanding that most jobs are outside the city centre is vital, because the challenges they present for transport infrastructure policy are more complex and more politically difficult

Why does it matter that most jobs aren’t in the city centre?


Are the jobs in the centre of the city?

There’s a meme that most recent jobs growth in Australia’s largest cities is now in the city centre. Not true; a lot is, but nowhere near most

Are the jobs in the centre of the city?


Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

The prospect of autonomous vehicles causes worry but they might provide public and shared modes of transport with a big boost in competitiveness relative to private vehicles

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?