A simple but shocking image show how infrastructure purportedly provided for the benefit of cyclists, expects them to ride in situations they feel are dangerous If it’s not OK to walk it, why is it OK to cycle it?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
The schematic proposal for a veloway the Andrews government says it’s going to build as part of the Western Distributor looks good but there’s room for improvement Is a cycling “freeway” the way to go?
The Sydney Morning Herald’s comparison of small parts of Sydney with leading world metropolises might grab the attention of readers, but its rubbish Is Sydney the new New York?
A visiting Canadian expert appears to have done what the locals couldn’t: inspired state Premiers to improve the health of city dwellers through better urban planning Have the Premiers finally gotten New Urbanism?
This comparison by ABC News of living in the city centre versus living in the fringe suburbs is big but unconvincing; it doesn’t compare apples with apples City vs sprawl: is this a useful comparison?
A new project shows the urban geography of harrassment and assault suffered by women at the hands of men. The scope for design to mitigate offensive male behaviour is limited Can design make cities safe for women?
Statistically, cycling is much safer than prospective riders imagine, but it’s what they imagine that matters; it still seems too dangerous to generate widespread uptake How dangerous is cycling?
We need to respond to Australia’s electricity crisis with a comprehensive National Electricity Plan argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook A proposal for a National Electricity Plan
Guest writer Russell Smith sets out the arguments against Transurban’s proposed Western Distributor motorway in Melbourne’s inner west The problems with Transurban’s proposed motorway
It’s taken since 2014 to prepare, but despite the name, the “refresh” of Plan Melbourne doesn’t deliver on its most basic pretension; it’s not actually a plan! Is Plan Melbourne really, actually…a plan?