Finally … The End Of The Road
From Residents Against The Tunnel (RATs): Finally … The End Of The Road For Murphy v State Government Of Victoria It has been a long time, but this Supreme…
Tunnel Vision: the extraordinary story of a community
Tunnel Vision Community Video from With Direction on Vimeo. How you can help create Tunnel Vision, a 30 minute film that tells the extraordinary story of a community…
‘Peak car’ makes building freeways risky
AFR: ‘Peak car’ makes building freeways risky by Geoff Winestock (11 June 2015) A worldwide trend away from driving cars should make investors and governments more cautious about…
Book launch: Beating the big end of town
6pm – 9pm, Friday 22 May, Collingwood Gallery, 292 Smith St, Collingwood | Facebook event Book launch: How a community defeated the East-West toll road. Hosted by No East…
Route 100 Light Rail – Doncaster to Inner City
Route 100 Light Rail – Doncaster to Inner City by Victorian Transport Action Group The attached paper on a Doncaster light rail which continues along Alexandra Parade to…
You Stopped the East West Toll Road
Saturday May 9, 2015: You Stopped the East West Toll Road, opening speech by Adam Bandt. Celebratory drinks at The Fox Hotel, Collingwood for everyone who worked so…
Andrews sold a pup
YCAT Editorial There are still people who think the solution to congestion is more traffic. The government announced its intention to proceed with an unsolicited bid from Transurban…
#WATCH: East West Link ‘settled’, @DanielAndrewsMP says. #EWLink http://t.co/tjnHCxQTte — Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) April 14, 2015 East West Link – It’s over, well for now, until some…
East West Link sparks Federal-State stoush while locals’ lives turned upside down
From ABC News Victoria & ABC 7.30 (12 March 2015) First up on ABC News Victoria: Tony Abbott believes East West Link is still a thing, then ABC…
Daniel Andrews writes to Tony Abbott
Earlier today I wrote Tony Abbott a letter… Posted by Daniel Andrews on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 This is going straight to the pool room. Share article:
East West Link “Letter of Guarantee” demands investigation
YCAT Editorial Here is a copy of the East West Link “side letter” to the consortium, signed by the Napthine Government that blackmails Victorian taxpayers. The timing of…
East West Link: The end has a start
ABC News Victoria segment about negotiating the end of this dud project, and subsequent news articles on possible Victorian government developments on special legislation to block consortium compo claims due…
East West Link business case finally made public
Here’s the complete list of East West Link files, just in time for lazy summer days reading stuff on the beach. (or not) Premier of Victoria The Hon….
Victory Street Party: We Beat the East West Toll Road!!!
You are all cordially invited to the Street Party this Saturday, 13th December at 2pm in Fitzroy, corner Westgarth and Brunswick Streets to celebrate a community win on…
Clifton Hill Shot Tower happy with Victorian State Election result
Breaking news: Clifton Hill Shot Tower has issued following statement: “I’m very happy with #vicvotes result” #EWLink pic.twitter.com/Zv3G9or6pk — Team Yarra Campaign (@yarra_campaign) November 29, 2014 Residents living…
A Referendum on Melbourne’s future
A Referendum on Melbourne’s future By Andrew Herington The Prime Minister has sealed the fate of the controversial East West Link. When Tony Abbott declared the November 29th…
Second Rally for Public Transport in Melbourne: #Rally4PT – 15 November 2014
The second #Rally4PT organised by community groups was held on Saturday 15 November in the heart of Melbourne to demonstrate Victorians continued strong rejection of the deeply unpopular…
Tunnel Vision or World Class Public Transport?
A landmark report into the East West Link has been released: Tunnel Vision or World Class Public Transport: How cancelling the East West Link can fund better transport…
Melbourne no aceptará la autopista ‘East West Link’
La compañía española Acciona es parte del consorcio seleccionado para construir la primera fase de una carretera de peaje de 18 kilometros de largo que atravesara la cuidad…
Cycle Spiral is total spin
Cycle Spiral is total spin By Andrew Herington The Linking Melbourne Authority has been working overtime with its latest round of promotion for the East West Link to…
Hoddle Street mural
Hoddle Street mural: painted by residents and local community on Bendigo Street back fences, Saturday 20th September 2014. Thank you to everyone who helped out, donated materials, time…
YCAT Editorial – Fact Busters
With the East West link slowly sinking under its own weight, big business is pulling out all stops to try and save it. Treasurer Michael O’Brien said Labor’s…
Government in Siege Mode
The Napthine Government has gone into siege mode to withstand the barrage of public criticism and legal attacks on the East West Link. Having risked its political future…
Traffic forecasts overestimated
Traffic forecasts overestimated. by Andrew Herington The explosive report from Infrastructure Australia “Spend more, waste more” makes damning criticisms of the record of State road bodies in assessing…
Federal agencies blow the whistle on #EWLink
Federal agencies blow the whistle on #EWLink by Andrew Herington A draft report issued by Infrastructure Australia (IA) has well and truly blown the whistle on the waste…
Canberra to keep East West Link business case secret
The Age: Canberra to keep East West Link business case secret July 8, 2014.Clay Lucas, City Editor, The Abbott government has pushed back an attempt by federal Labor to obtain…
Neat, Plausible and Wrong: Melbourne’s East West Link
The state of Victoria, Australia, has long been a site of tension between an incumbent and powerful road lobby and a community increasingly desirous of non-car transport alternatives….
Who killed the Melbourne Metro?
The reasons given for scrapping the Melbourne Metro project in favour of the new ‘Fishermans Bend’ Melbourne Rail Project don’t stack up. The premier and transport minister argue…
Vale Freda St John Watkin
Freda St John Watkin at the launch of Trains Not Tolls, Fitzroy Town Hall, June 2013 Freda St. John Watkin passed away on 9 May 2014 after a…
The Battle for Alexandra Parade
The proposed East West road tunnel is not the first time the inner northern communities of Melbourne have faced the onslaught of massive road developments. In 1970s and…
Race to Town Hall
Race to Town Hall is a fun initiative designed for locals to show off the good and the bad of public transport in their neighbourhood.
As well as highlighting important transport issues, Race to Town Hall will help build the movement for better public transport by connecting residents with representatives from their local government. The inaugural race is kicking off August 11 in the City of Yarra.
- 8am – 9am, Tuesday, 11 August 2015 at Richmond Town Hall, contact Berish Bilander · firstname.lastname@example.org · 0402 469 053
- Register for the event here
If you’re from another part of Melbourne and are keen to see a race event in your local area click here.
How does it work?
The race event sees participants trying to get to Richmond Town Hall using some sort of public transport. Once people arrive we will chart how far they travelled and how long it took, awarding first prize to the person with the highest average speed. We will also note how their trip could have been made easier – for example, more frequent local bus services. With participants starting from different parts of the suburb, the event will capture a great deal of information about mobility issues within the Yarra area. The Race will feature a diverse cross-section of Yarra’s population including local residents, community leaders, school children and parents, traders and Councillors.