The Others

All of the other bits and bobs I write about.

Last refuge of Melbourne’s high floor buses

Low floor wheelchair buses are nothing new – it was over two decades ago that they first appeared in Melbourne. You might expect finding an accessible bus shouldn’t be too hard, but unfortunately for anyone who has trouble making their way up stairs, high floor buses are still common in one part of Melbourne.

Sita bus #73 rego 2373AO departs Yarraville with a route 431 service

Some feedback via Reddit

A while back on Reddit, someone asked “What is your favourite Melbourne blog”. A random commenter recommended this site, with one wag adding this follow up comment. For those who don’t frequent Reddit, TIL = Today I Learned. I hope you all enjoy the random stuff I dig up as well.

Core versus non-core business at Barwon Health

It seems that the only news coming out of Geelong these days is businesses closing their doors – and a recent piece from the ABC was just another story about job losses – this time at the Geelong Hospital.

Geelong Hospital

Why does the Western Ring Road narrow at Sunshine Avenue?

If you have ever had the misfortune to drive along the Western Ring Road, you may have noticed the inconsistent provision of lanes along the way: one minute you have four lanes to pick between, then all of a sudden you are forced back to just two. So what gives?

Northbound on the Western Ring Road at the Calder Freeway

A street so new it isn’t on the map

Despite my love of the Melway, there are some days when I can’t be bothered walking over to my bookshelf full of them and looking up a street, so instead I turned to the “electric street directory” that is Google Maps. However on this occasion, I was searching for a street so new I couldn’t find it on the map.

Zacara Place not found in Google Maps