The Others

All of the other bits and bobs I write about.

Melbourne’s bus stops to nowhere

Improving the accessibility of the bus network takes more than just low floor buses – passengers need to be able to reach the bus stops themselves. So where does this approach fall flat?

CDC Melbourne #89 rego 8015AO waits for route 408 passengers at Sunshine station

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