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Cycling to Melbourne Airport

I had heard rumours of a way to get to Melbourne Airport by bike. Earlier this year, I decided to try it out. Turns out that this is possible – but only just. Route 1 – via Moonee Ponds Creek Trail If you are coming from the north or east of Melbourne,...

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Melbourne bus patronage data 2008 – 2017

Download the data here. Update 8 April 2019: Peter Parker over at Melbourne On Transit has kindly added extensive notes to the spreadsheet (which has now been updated). Last year I requested bus route patronage data from Public Transport Victoria. They obliged quickly...

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How many Keilors are there?

Many suburbs’ names come from existing place names across Melbourne – some are recycled several times. Keilor is one example of this phenomenon. The suburb itself is large but has spawned a variety of associated place names. These range from railway...

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Visit to the Army Tank Museum, Puckapunyal

One of the many things on my ever-expanding list of places to see in Victoria was the Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC) Army Tank Museum in Puckapuynal. As the Museum is only open on some weekdays (Tuesday to Friday), it needs some planning in order to visit for...

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