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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tram roundabouts of Melbourne

    With 85 percent of Melbourne’s tram network mixed with general traffic, it is inevitable that they will have to pass through some interesting intersections. In Melbourne, there are 19 roundabouts that have…

  • Station patronage in Melbourne for 2005-2019

    While accountants may be excited by the end of a financial year, gunzels get excited for another reason – new station patronage data! Using the same method as last year, I have…

  • Bicycle parking at Melbourne’s railway stations

    I have previously done some work on car parking at railway stations in Melbourne, including this map. Others have also written extensively on this important topic. However, parking at stations covers more…

  • What is the shortest bus route in Melbourne?

    Working on my public transport map for Melbourne has made me discover a whole lot of bus routes that I never previously knew about. It did make me wonder which one of…