Editor's picks for good transport reads on the web 29/05/13

The Sustainable Urbanist: Are helmets the only woe to Melbourne bikeshare, Matt O'Leary in RMIT Catalyst. http://www.rmitcatalyst.com/the-sustainable-urbanist-are-helmets-the-only-woe-to-melbourne-bike-share/

Bike black spot plan cut back, Adam Carey in The Age.  http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bike-blackspot-plan-cut-back-20130529-2nam8.html

Infrastructure tended to in surprise-less budget, Nathan Stanogias in RMIT Catalyst. http://www.rmitcatalyst.com/infrastructure-tended-to-in-surprise-less-budget/

Victoria's Taxi revolution will cost passengers more, Amelia Harris and Matt Johnston in the Herald Sun. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victorias-taxi-revolution-will-cost-passengers-more/story-fni0fiyv-1226652542691

Peak demand for road and rail: is that all there is? Alan Davies on Crikey's The Urbanist blog. http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2013/05/28/peak-demand-for-road-and-rail-is-that-all-there-is/

How walkable are Australia's largest cities? Alan Davies on Crikey's The Urbanist blog. http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2013/05/27/how-walkable-are-australias-largest-cities/

Development & Planning

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 00:00
City of Port Phillip will this week indicate that it has sufficient reason to object to two pending projects in Port Melbourne. 17 Rocklea Drive and 365-391 Plummer Street are both within the Wirraway Precinct of Fishermans Bend, and both projects are under the authority of the Minister for Planning.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00
The marriage of old and new can be a difficult process, particularly when the existing structure has intrinsic heritage value. In previous times Fitzroy's 237 Napier Street served as the home of furniture manufacturer C.F. Rojo and Sons. Taking root during 1887, Christobel Rojo oversaw operations though over time the site would become home to furniture manufacturer Thonet.

Visual Melbourne

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 07:00
The former site of John Batman's home, Batman's Hill is entering the final stages of its redevelopment. Collins Square's final tower has begun its skyward ascent, as has Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Commercial and Residential precinct already. Melbourne Quarter's first stage is at construction and involves a new 12-storey home for consultancy firm Arup along with a skypark.

Transport & Design

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00
When a site spans 19,280 square metres, it becomes a 'district'. That's the case according to the development team behind the Jam Factory's pending overhaul. Reporting on the project to date has focused on the close to 60,000 square metres of new commercial space that is earmarked for the site, but more importantly from a layperson's perspective is the extensive new public realm that is planned as part of the development.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00
Cbus Property's office development for Medibank at 720 Bourke Street in Docklands recently became the first Australian existing property to receive a WELL Certification, Gold Shell and Core rating. The WELL rating goes beyond sustainable building features with a greater focus on the health and well-being of a building's occupants.