The location of a humble toilet block in a park might seem a minor issue, but it’s big news in inner suburban Melbourne and highlights some larger issues Where’s the toilet?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook reckons the federal budget shows the Coalition is at last heading in the right direction on infrastructure funding The outlook for infrastructure is improving
Adam Mattinson’s 2070 fantasy map for Melbourne incorporates almost every rail line ever proposed, as well as historic lines decommissioned during the 1950s and 60s Melbourne ‘fantasy rail map 2070’
It’s arguable whether greener residential areas reduce mortality but there are plenty of other good reasons to promote planting more trees, especially along streets Does living in green places extend lifespans?
There’s an opportunity for the Victorian Government to recognise the key role Yarra Boulevard plays in supporting cycling in Melbourne by giving more of it to riders A Bicycle Boulevard for Melbourne?
Avoiding the Fairfax papers? Here’s some interesting, useful, sometimes discombobulating, occasionally contrarian and at times amusing alternative reading, with an urbanist bent The alternative to Fairfax – Saturday links
Those who cycle to work have better health prospects than those who commute by car or transit, but it’s unlikely all the public health benefits would scale up if a lot more of us cycled What are the public health benefits of riding to work?
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?