Archive for March, 2018

Paid parking at Williams Landing railway station

There are many things that people think should be free – with car parking being one of them. Especially controversial is paid parking at railway stations – but in Melbourne it has already started, with barely a wimper. Williams Landing railway station opened in 2013 with 500 parking spaces, with the surrounding area designed as […]

Photos from ten years ago: March 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is March 2008. Like most months we start down at Geelong, where I found a stretch of decaying timber sleepered track on the main line to Melbourne. Despite the millions of dollars spent on the Regional Fast Rail project between 2004 […]

The City Ring Road that Melbourne never built

If you think Melbourne is a city already strangled by freeways, then this 1954 proposal for a City Ring Road will surely make you feel that we dodged a bullet. Included as part of the 1954 Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Scheme, the City Ring Road was for a controlled access road that would encircle the entire […]