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A presentation on Melbourne, Australia for Public Transportation 424 class at Cal Poly-SLO.

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  • Melbourne is considered the cultural capital of Australia, and even the South Pacific, for that matter. It is a culinary, artistic, business, and even sporting center for the country.
    Very large metropolitan region, relative to City proper - hence, strong core city.
  • Basically, Melbourne has seen it all and has retained it all, in terms of urban development and transportation planning
    Melbourne’s influences span Victorian urbanism and Post-WWII suburbanism…..
    Probably not a revelation in the planning world; LA has its share of Victorian landmarks and is a poster child for decentralization, along with many others…
    But as Cervero points out, the City has experienced its share of changes in political and developmental philosophies and now features the world’s largest rail system network outside of Japan & Europe, despite seemingly conflicting….
    Strong core city delicately balancing decentralization efforts since Post-WWII
    Legendary political battles have also produced landmark planning decisions (good & bad)
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  • Melbourne, AUS presentation

    1. 1. Strong Core Cities Melbourne, Australia James Hinkamp Public Transportation 424 11.3.10
    2. 2. Melbourne is the 2nd largest Australian city, located in the southeastern state of Victoria Quick Facts • Metro Population: 3.9 million • Metro Area: 4,616 sq mi (City: 22 sq. mi) • Hosted 1956 Olympics • Top 10 international rail network
    3. 3. According to Cervero, Melbourne is an historical “enigma”, in terms of urban development patterns VS.
    4. 4. The iconic trams primarily serve the CBD and inner ring suburbs Quick Facts • 370,000 passengers/day • 550 cars • 230 km (138 mi) network • 42 routes • Avg. 10 mph
    5. 5. Metlink trains operate extensively throughout Greater Melbourne, reaching outer suburb commuters Quick Facts • 380,000 passengers/day • 4,900 km (2,940 mi) network • 206 stations • 100 electric trains • 15 lines • Avg 23 mph
    6. 6. Evan Walker led the mid-’80s redevelopment effort, under the new “Green Wedges Plan” Bourke St. Yarra River pedestrian bridge Southbank walkway Evan Walker
    7. 7. Melbourne’s future will be a continuous balancing act between “urban consolidation” and decentralization City Link • 22 km (13.2 mi) automated tollway • Port and suburb access • Estimated 25 million liters of fuel saved per year
    8. 8. Sources • Cervero, Robert. (1998). The Transit Metropolis - A Global Inquiry. Washington, D.C.: Island Press. • City of Melbourne: http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx http://www.visitmelbourne.com/ • Melbourne City Link Authority. http://www.citylink.com.au/15.jsp • Melbourne Metlink. http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/

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