Oh thank goodness — they didn’t use that horrible old picture in the print edition of the Herald Sun article today. Though perhaps the one they did use (which from memory was taken in late-2006 in Swanston Street) wasn’t much better.
There was a bit of a typo in the article that appeared during production though. The bit that says:
“Most importantly, it [VicRoads] doesn’t hold back from lobbying the Government for much-needed road projects.”
should have actually said:
“Most importantly, it doesn’t hold back from lobbying the Government for big road projects on the basis of what it regards as the needs of the Victorian public.”
Changes the meaning a bit. But no matter, that was only a tiny bit of the article.
Unfortunately some of the comments on the HS web page appear to have missed the point. It’s not really about the bicycle ban, or crowded trains. It’s about the root causes: why PT management and planning — and thus services — are such a splintered, chaotic mess, and what can be done to fix them.