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  • Six least understood Victorian road rules

    There are several hundred rules and regulations governing what is permitted and prohibited on Victoria’s streets, roads and paths. The large majority of these are covered by the Road Safety Road Rules…

  • Melbourne’s strange tram stop names

    I once came across this curious Google Maps error which placed a tram stop from Pascoe Vale outside the North Balwyn Coles for over two years. Ever since then, I’ve been paying…

  • The hidden way to access platforms at Melbourne Central Station

    Everyone knows about the lifts and escalators to access the underground Melbourne Central Station. But it seems that far fewer people know about the ‘manual’ way to access your train. In the…

  • Which is the oldest roundabout in Melbourne?

    Finding out which roundabout was the first to be built in Melbourne may be one of the most vexxed and complicated local history topics possible. There are so many contradictory sources that…

  • Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on cycling in Melbourne – a first glance

    Anyone who has been out on Melbourne’s street network or shared paths will have witnessed the explosion in the number of people walking and cycling. Until now, this increase has been purely…

  • Which is the largest suburb in Melbourne?

    In a recent conversation I was talking about the smallest and largest suburbs in Melbourne. It seems that while quite a few people have worked out the smallest ones, nobody has yet…

  • Offer of help: journey planning for your bicycle route

    Since the COVID-19 situation has changed rapidly over the past 1-2 weeks and people are now seriously avoiding public transport, there seem to be many more people people riding bikes around Melbourne.…

  • Hike & ride to the You Yangs

    Just after New Years Eve and before the smoke had started to set in, I went out to visit the You Yangs – a small cluster of hills about 55 kilometres south-west…

  • Melbourne bus route patronage data for 2008 – 2019

    Download and view the data¬†here. The latest installment of my ongoing publication of transport data for Victoria is two more years of usage data for all bus routes in Melbourne for the…

  • Road under yacht level crossing removal

    In 2005, a level crossing was pre-emptively removed in Melbourne. This is not noteworthy in itself – there have been tens of these types of projects completed in the city over the…