Does its impact on train patronage kill the case for this road?

It’s estimated Melbourne’s proposed North East Link will reduce public transport use by 25,000 trips per day – sounds awful, but as usual there’s more to it

Does its impact on train patronage kill the case for this road?


What books to read over the holiday season?

Here’s my annual list of good books – mostly novels – to read over the holidays. A lot are quite recent and some of them are even quite fashionable

What books to read over the holiday season?


Heritage falls victim to planning tribunal rules

Guest writer Damien Bonnice argues the planning tribunal and developer of this inner city Melbourne project rode roughshod over heritage values and good design principles

Planning falls victim to planning tribunal rules


Is this motorway obviously a really stupid idea?

The Victorian governments proposal to build a major motorway in the suburbs is premature – but it highlights the need for a more mature discussion about the role of new roads

Is this motorway obviously a really stupid idea?


Do motorways help make cycling safer?

Segregating bicycles from vehicles is universally recognised as a key safety practice; one way it’s achieved in the Netherlands is by pushing through traffic on to motorways

Do motorways help make cycling safer?


Is Paris the right housing model for Australian cities?

The argument that Australian cities can significantly increase inner city density by replicating European housing forms is an argument for keeping newcomers out

Is Paris the right housing model for Australian cities?


Should Melbourne Airport rail be put on the front-burner?

Melbourne Airport is “begging” for a rail line to the airport asap; Infrastructure Victoria says not just yet. More effort needs to be put into being ready to go when necessary

Should Melbourne Airport rail be put on the front-burner?