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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from November 2011

Here’s another post of photos from ten years ago… November 2011. These old tram signs from the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders Streets seem to have disappeared around 2015. On the bright side, the huge number of tram route numbers in use whenever the signs first went up (somewhere between 1943 and 1962) has been  ... [More]

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transport

Trackless Trams – pros and cons

Federal Labor is getting behind a “Trackless Tram” idea for a route from Caulfield via Chadstone and Monash Uni to Rowville, pledging $6 million for a business case if they win power next year. The proposal is to run from Caulfield via Dandenong Road past Chadstone, then Ferntree Gully Road, Blackburn Road past Monash University,  ... [More]

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transport

Beg buttons for motorists

This is real priority for pedestrians

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transport

PT fare revenue has plummeted

The pandemic has resulted in millions of people staying home, with overall travel demand dropping significantly. This is clearly shown in the annual public transport patronage figures from the State Budget Papers released in May. Now we have a new piece of info: annual fare revenue – from the Department of Transport annual reports, the  ... [More]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from October 2011

It’s the end of October already… so here’s a post of photos from ten years ago: October 2011. Brisbane – we’d gone up to visit my Dad’s memorial bench at University of Queensland and to see relatives. We had a hotel room in central Brisbane. My practice is to try and book something walking distance  ... [More]

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Geek

Should I switch from Android to iPhone?

Not a transport post. For those who only visit for those, sorry – I’ll have something meaty for you in a few days. Having just ranted on vaccines, here’s something else that may be controversial. When I was a kid, the tech debate was which home computer was best. Nowadays, it’s operating systems. Mac OS  ... [More]

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Health News and events

Your liberty doesn’t trump everyone else’s rights

Happy end of lockdown, Melbourne! On a related note: Last week Texan Republican senator Ted Cruz weighed into the news that the NT government will mandate vaccines for public-facing workers: I heard similar sentiments from an Australian recently, in the context of Victoria’s vaccine mandates for permitted/essential on-site workers. Here’s my view on this, if  ... [More]

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transport

Comeng trains starting to be scrapped

Decommissioned Comeng trains at Tottenham are a sorry sight.

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transport

Slowing down roads to improve safety

City of Glen Eira is proposing to reduce the speed limit on more roads. They’ve already dropped it from 60 to 50 on several main roads, including Brewer, Tucker, Mackie, Koornang, Inkerman, Kangaroo, Alma and Gardenvale Roads. Now they’re proposing to add Orrong, Kooyong, Bambra, Kambrook, Booran, Neerim and Poath Roads. The key point is  ... [More]

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transport

Magic moment

This was a truly magic moment during a walk on Sunday. What starts as a slow tram death march takes an unexpected twist. This is nothing without the audio, so make sure you have your sound turned on. Not the best moment for public transport, but truly a great one for active transport.