Dockless bike share faces a much bigger challenge in Australia than in countries like China, especially given new entrant oBike has to make it work commercially What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australian cities?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
The Grenfell Tower fire was the result of flawed policy on public housing, not some inherent flaw in the high-rise residential building type Does the Grenfell Tower fire mean we should stop building residential towers?
A private proposal to build and operate a Bus Rapid Transit system in Doncaster looks promising but taxpayers will ultimately pay for it; so it’s vital to make sure it’s a high priority Should Doncaster Bus Rapid Transit be a priority?
Here’s master mapmaker Adam Mattinson’s vision of what a high quality cycling network could look like in an Australian city. At present, unfortunately, it’s sheer fantasy A fantasy cycling map for inner Melbourne
A fantastical vision from mapmaker Adam Mattinson of what a subway underneath Melbourne’s inner suburbs could look like if it were as connected as Tokyo’s famous system The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)
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?
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?