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Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
The Andrews Government’s decision to build Melbourne’s North East Link lacks transparency and analysis, but the idea of suburban motorways shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand Is this suburban motorway a good idea?
Melbourne’s move to all-night public transport on weekends is certainly appealing but there are many other ways such a huge sum of money could be spent Is all-night public transport on weekends value for money?
Melbourne’s new Darebin-Yarra Link will be more like a freeway than a shared walking and cycling trail; it’ll be hard – and unsafe – for nearby residents to get access to it Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways?
The assertion that rail travellers pay a $7.96 access fee to Sydney Airport on top of the Opal fare is wrong and lets the NSW Government off the hook Does Sydney Airport levy train travellers $7.96?
Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook describes what a comprehensive plan for a metro rail network supported by feeder light rail services in Western Sydney should look like Western Sydney: proposed metro/light rail network
Another fashionably handsome modernist building with debatable claims to social and architectural significance is the subject of a heritage battle in Melbourne What’s the heritage value of this modernist office block?
The proportion of children driven to primary school has raced ahead over the last 30 to 40 years. The standard solutions won’t change that by much, but there’s hope Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?
The funding the Turnbull Government says it will provide to Victoria in next month’s budget for a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport is motivated by politics What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?
A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the first quarter of 2017, including transport, heritage, planning, infrastructure, design, housing, economics, cycling The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017