Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

Rebalancing Melbourne Bike Share bicycles

Managing the Melbourne Bike Share system should be easy – users pick up a bicycle from their local station, go for a ride, and then check it back in at their destination. However in the real world it is more complex, as there needs to be a mix of spare bikes and empty docking bays […]

Local traders not understanding car parking

When you run your own business, making things easier for your potential customers is always a good move. However one trader in the northern Melbourne of Niddrie has missed one of the simple ways to do this, as this article from the Weekly Review Moonee Valley shows: Niddrie: Keilor Road trader vows to fight council […]

Melbourne’s misleadingly named housing estate

Melbourne’s property developers have a habit of stealing names from New York when branding their new apartment complexes – “Tribeca” and “Upper West Side” are two recent examples. However they have managed to outdo themselves, with the “Manhattan Place” housing estate in the outer western suburb of Tarneit. This is Manhattan. Big city, tall buildings, […]

If the devil drove a train – the number would be?

If the devil drove a train – would it be numbered 666? Or have devil horns on the roof? Bonus content A contact has since supplied me with a photo from inside the cab of 666M – it appears train drivers like to joke about as well! Some background Melbourne’s suburban train carriages are numbered […]

Taking the politics out of transport planning?

Back in 2010, then leader of the Liberal Party, Ted Baillieu had the following to say about transport planning in Victoria: Victoria badly needs a new, independent, statutory authority to plan, co-ordinate and manage our public transport system. Despite Labor’s many plans and announcements, Victoria’s and Melbourne’s public transport needs have been poorly planned for […]