Monthly Archives: April 2013

Still Liveable?

Melbourne 2050 plan | Is Melbourne still liveable? “How we plan for that growth is the key to ensuring our city remains one of the most diverse, distinctive and liveable cities in world.” One of the ideas that emerges from … Continue reading

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The Origin of the Eastern Freeway Bottleneck

Myth: a continuous freeway network will eliminate bottlenecks “Most freeway proposals for Melbourne date back to the 1969 Melbourne Transportation Plan, which proposed a Los Angeles-style grid of freeways criss-crossing the entire city. The present Eastern Freeway appears in this … Continue reading

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Melbourne Bottleneck – Swan St Bridge

Plan to revamp Swan St Bridge to relieve traffic jams | Herald Sun “Up to 18,000 vehicles use Swan St Bridge to escape the CBD each day and drivers regularly face kilometre-long queues along Alexandra Ave, with a combination of … Continue reading

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Graphic Layouts

The Grid System Book layouts made easy!

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Toyota ME.WE Concept

The Swiss Army knife of cars “The Toyota ME.WE concept, designed by the Japanese brand and European industrial designer Jean-Marie Massaud, can be configured as a ute, off-roader, semi-convertible or a city car. The Toyota Yaris-sized five-seater is designed to … Continue reading

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Carbomorph

Carbomorph: A Simple, Low-Cost Conductive Composite Material for 3D Printing of Electronic Sensors “Here we present formulation of a simple conductive thermoplastic composite we term ‘carbomorph’ and demonstrate how it can be used in an unmodified low-cost 3D printer to … Continue reading

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More Melbourne Congestion

City roads crowded with solo drivers Melbourne is limited in mobility in a way some other cities aren’t; it only has a very limited number of direct arterials which convey traffic into the heart of the city.  Personally, I have … Continue reading

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Melbourne and Congestion – Road to a Standstill

The road to a standstill “But spending too much time stuck in traffic can be bad for people’s mental wellbeing, as well as costing the economy, he says. However, the old method of fixing congestion – building a new road … Continue reading

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Melbourne Traffic Data – Congestion

Congestion in Melbourne A good quick-glance guide for data regarding traffic peaks and congestion times in Melbourne.  However, data is a little old – as of 2004.

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Gordon Murray’s iStream

iStream – Process A take on production streamlining from Gordon Murray Design.  Not quite 2030, but interesting nonetheless and more likely ready for business application in the next few years.

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