Transport

From a ‘done deal’ to ‘no deal’: defeating Melbourne’s East West Link
Spring 2015 / Transport

From a ‘done deal’ to ‘no deal’: defeating Melbourne’s East West Link

There are parallels between Melbourne’s East West Link and Sydney’s WestConnex. Crystal Legacy and Daniela Minicucci explore the East West Link community campaign and what Sydneysiders might learn from it.

Ben Aveling with Liam the GoGet car Photo Esther Butcher South Sydney Herald
Transport / Winter 2015

New alternatives to car ownership

Going car-less still isn’t for everyone, but it has never been easier or cheaper. Ben Aveling explores some four and two wheel alternatives.

Will WestConnex take its toll?
Transport / Winter 2015

Will WestConnex take its toll?

Given the long history of failed toll roads in Aus tralia and the absence of any details being released on WestConnex, the Greens built their own financial model. Mehreen Faruqi explains what they found.

How does public transport stack up against motorways?
Transport / Winter 2015

How does public transport stack up against motorways?

Regardless of how it is financed, all infrastructure is paid for by NSW residents , through either fees or taxes. So we deserve to know whether the government is prioritising projects that give us the greatest bang for our buck, writes Mathew Hounsell.

Towards the transport revolution Sydney needs
Transport / Winter 2015

Towards the transport revolution Sydney needs

Tim Williams, the Chief Executive of Committee for Sydney recently addressed a Sydney University planning forum. Geoff Turnbull provides his impressions and pulls together some of the key elements from the presentation and its “personal opinion” aftermath.

Trams: Rebuilding what was lost
Transport / Winter 2015

Trams: Rebuilding what was lost

Sydney had one of the world’s largest and most used urban public transport systems. Mathew Hounsell explores Sydney’s old tram system and looks at what inner city councils are interested in resurrecting.

What a difference a ride makes
Transport / Winter 2015

What a difference a ride makes

Transport is ultimately about people and the difference it makes, or could make to their lives. These transport stories are from a collection made by Western Sydney Community Forum.

Reply to Freeway Lobby from Inner Voice May 1978
Autumn 2015 / From the Vault / Transport

Reply to Freeway Lobby – From the Vault – Inner Voice May 1978

For ISRC’s forty year life the inner city has faced one freeway proposal or another. The WestConnex is the latest proposal to solve Sydney’s under investment in public transport by a new freeway repossessing houses and dumping cars onto already clogged inner city streets. We think it is time to recycle some of the arguments from Inner Voice May 1978 in reply to the current freeway lobby.

Car parking and inner city planning
Housing / Summer 2014-15 / Transport

Car parking and inner city planning

Car parking is one of those hot button issues in planning that the community and politicians get most excited about. Peter Phibbs unpacks the parking issues in the recent proposed SEPP 65 changes which allow developments close to stations to have no parking for their residential units.

A new airport for Sydney – From the vault October 1979
From the Vault / Summer 2014-15 / Transport

A new airport for Sydney – From the vault October 1979

Throughout our Regional Council’s almost 40 years of work in the Inner City, issues connected to Sydney’s airport and a proposed second airport, have been a constant. An example is the article below from Inner Voice in October 1979 which describes the then federal – state standoff over a new airport and the third runway.