Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel from all angles

Normally Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel is viewed from the front entrance on Spring Street. Where trams trundle past on their loop of the city. You might look at it from the south-east corner, where Little Collins and Spring Streets meet. Or from the steps of Parliament House, where numerous skyscrapers loom large overhead. However the side […]

First aiders at Melbourne railway stations

For a number of years major Melbourne railway stations have had first aiders specially assigned to them. So what benefit does a rail operator get from spending money on something that at first glance, has nothing to do with running trains.

St Johns Ambulance first aider on standby at North Melbourne station during morning peak

Route 30 and non-existent tram stops

The other day I was riding a route 30 tram along La Trobe Street, when I looked up at the onboard route map. Unlike the rest of the tram network, route 30 is so short that every single stop can be included on the diagram. But how many tram stops have been removed since then?

Route 30 map onboard an A class tram

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 – there needs to be a mix of spare bikes and empty docking bays available at each location. So how is this achieved?

Businessman rents a Melbourne Bike Share bike

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 – not stealing car parks from your customers.