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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 of Melbourne. Because I don’t drive I usually plan my hiking trips around access to public...

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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 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years. The Department of Transport obliged with my...

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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 past few decades. What makes this one different is that instead of involving...

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Things to be grateful for

It’s the beginning of a new year, and sometimes I think that us gunzels complain about things just a little too much. Often these are perfectly valid and being introspective is a very important thing. However, we should also take the opportunity to appreciate...

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2019 in photos

Another year, another few thousand photos uploaded to Flickr. Here’s a small selection of some from 2019. I rode my bike up through Woodlands Park and the aircraft observation area north of Melbourne Airport – a great place for planespotting! Inside...

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