Should Shorten fund Melbourne’s suburban rail loop?

Federal Labor’s promise to contribute $10 billion toward the cost of the $50 billion Melbourne suburban rail loop shows it’s prepared to see a generation or two of infrastructure funding pissed away if it offers a political advantage

Should Shorten fund Melbourne’s suburban rail loop?


Is Labor serious about electrical vehicles?

Labor’s policy on electrical vehicles (EVs) is probably good politics but it offers little substance in support of its optimistic targets. And there’s a lot it doesn’t address

Is Labor serious about electric vehicles?


How desperate can the Morrison government get?

The federal Coalition’s latest promise to spend up big on transport infrastructure and reform housing policy in cities policy looks more like electoral desperation than good sense

How desperate can the Morrison government get?


Why is east coast High Speed Rail still being taken seriously?

It says something truly awful about our political culture and the standard of public discourse, especially around cities and transport, that east coast High Speed Rail can still be trotted out to applause all round

Why is east coast High Speed Rail still being taken seriously?


What would happen if public transport use grew faster?

Even with bullish projections for public transport growth, cars look set to remain the dominant mode in Australian cities. Much closer attention must be given to tackling motoring directly

What would happen if public transport use grew faster?


Why do (some) motorists think cyclists don’t have a right to the roads?

Very few motorists are actively hostile toward cyclists, but many more don’t see cyclists as legitimate or equal road users. There’s a role for government in helping to change negative attitudes

Why do (some) motorists think cyclists don’t have a right to the roads?


Suburban rail loop – how can this mistake be prevented?

It’ll probably make sense one day, but the promised $50 billion Melbourne suburban rail loop is the wrong project at this time. There are much higher priorities. The Andrews government should be helped to back away from this careless and cynical commitment

Suburban rail loop – how can this mistake be prevented?