Category Archives: Road

SkyBus compromise Airport transport

Searches for transport to/from Melbourne Airport (IATA: MEL, ICAO: YMML) still get dominated by the SkyBus service. They themselves now operate wider services and compete/combine with the government public transport to offer quite a few options with little way to compare between them. So how do they compare on a competitive route? We’ll show you who’s cheapest or quickest.

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Misrepresenting Cycling

The cycling routes through Melbourne city are not just discontinuous and incoherent, but also invisible for much of their distance. Where it is either safe or permissible to ride a bicycle is not always clear, leading to much confusion from people trying to navigate their way around the city by bicycle or other users not expecting bicycles sharing their space. But efforts from the council don’t seem to be improving much of this. Continue reading Misrepresenting Cycling

3 lane highway with no bicycle lane or shoulder

Squeezing out Cycling

Cycling often gets left forgotten (or wilfully ignored) in building Melbourne’s road infrastructure and the places where it already exists provides little assurance that it will remain. Breaking just a small section of a continuous route can quickly destroy its utility, but that seems to be considered an acceptable trade for minor improvements for motor vehicles. Continue reading Squeezing out Cycling