In 2012, Ideas for Melbourne will be the talk of the town.
With city elections looming in 2012, we’re kicking off this year’s programming by turning the spotlight on some of Melbourne’s biggest civic issues. Over the course of a week, we’ll be asking the city’s most controversial questions, giving you the chance to ask the city’s best placed commentators, experts and policy-makers the questions that will decide this year’s elections. Our aim is simple: to generate public conversation on the issues that matter to Melbournians most.
Planes, trains, automobiles and – latterly – cycling are a perennial Melbourne bone of contention. Is there room on the roads for everyone, or are we heading for traffic armageddon? Paul Mees, Meredith Sussex and Daniel Bowen explore.
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Dr. Paul Mees is a senior lecturer in transport planning at RMIT.
Ms Meredith Sussex AM is a non-executive board director and consultant who provides strategic advice to organisations on public policy, planning, management and governance. She is a non-executive director of the Port of Melbourne Corporation and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, and an administrator of Brimbank City Council where, with two others, she acts in place of the council that was removed by the state government for a variety of governance failings.
Daniel Bowen is president of the Public Transport Users Association.