Melburnians lost more than bricks and mortar on the weekend when The Corkman hotel was demolished without a permit; they also lost yet another pub Can the character of this lost hotel be recaptured?
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The answer is no one really knows, but policies with huge implications for the way cities work continue to be advanced on the assumption that infrastructure costs are a lot lower in established areas than they are on the urban fringe Does infrastructure cost a lot more on the urban fringe?
Instead of cyclists and walkers sharing paths, Infrastructure Victoria reckons they should be separated. That’d be money well spent to avoid making enemies cycling doesn’t need Should cyclists and walkers be separated?
The draft report published last week by Infrastructure Victoria is arguably the most important contribution to cities policy Victorians have seen for decades Is Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year strategy any good?
It’s only been a week, but The Sunday Age was back again yesterday with another fabulously titillating invention about a rail line to Melbourne Airport Is Fairfax off-track on Melbourne Airport rail?
Infrastructure Victoria’s draft 30-year strategy was only public for a few hours before politicians started putting the presumptuous upstart back in its box Can the politics really be taken out of infrastructure planning?
Another Sunday, another manufactured controversy by Fairfax, this time around a “secret” report on Melbourne airport rail from “a high-powered group of advisers” Is this “secret” report on airport rail really newsworthy?
The mandatory helmet law isn’t a first-order issue for cycling; the evidence that repeal would boost cycling significantly isn’t convincing. The main game is infrastructure Is Australia’s mandatory bicycle helmet law really such a big deal?
Including repurposing golf courses, cycle superhighways, rough sleeping, social isolation, Uber tax, tiny apartments, Olympic medals, super commutes, motorcycles, and more Should urban golf courses be used for something else?
The risk of riders dying on Australian roads is declining but there’s still a lot to be done to make cycling safer; better infrastructure is at the top of the list Is cycling on roads getting safer?