transport

Bay ferry proposals – politically appealing, but not very useful to people

While the East-West tunnel has got a lot of attention, another questionable transport project is lurking in the background. Every so often someone will take a look at cities with ferries and conclude that Melbourne needs them too, despite the radically different geography to somewhere like, for instance, Sydney or Brisbane. And they forget that for transport options to be useful, they need t

Melbourne, transport

Ferries and underground railways!! … But why?

Yet again we have public figures extolling the virtues of technology over service in public transport. Underground railways Jeff Kennett thinks underground railways are the panacea: "If I was able to wave a magic wand even now, I would start the planning for an underground rail system," he told the Australian Property Institute Pan Pacific Congress in Melbourne on Tuesday. "It would co