• Getting personal on PT

    Open Forum     |      March 15, 2020

    A research project aims to help Melbourne commuters make more efficient use of the existing road and transport network by tailoring individual journeys.

  • The car industry needs a change of gears

    Tim Harcourt     |      February 24, 2020

    The end of Holden should spur the remainder of the automotive industry to take radical steps to guarantee its future in Australia.

  • Scooting past the road rules?

    Elaine Stratford     |      February 20, 2020

    Are debates about e-scooters too narrow? Perhaps it is time to focus more on revitalising urban spaces and retrofitting road infrastructure than forcing them to fit into outdated legislation.

  • Electric cars to power ahead

    Max Thomas     |      February 14, 2020

    Electric cars will become an ever-more common sight on this country’s roads, but without an increase in renewable electricity generation, vehicle emissions will simply be transferred from cars to coal-fired power stations.

  • Engineering a smarter city

    Andrew Trounson     |      November 21, 2019

    An app that can get you from A to B faster and safer? The technology to transform our burgeoning city transport systems into intelligent networks is already here.

  • Does Australia want mobility as a service?

    Open Forum     |      November 20, 2019

    The ever growing consumer adoption of Mobility as a Service – MaaS – could help reduce the increasing traffic congestion on Australia’s urban roads.

  • Everyone can help reduce the cycling death toll

    Marilyn Johnson     |      November 20, 2019

    Deaths and injuries suffered by cyclists are on the rise, and it will take more care by those on the road and in planning offices to help reduce the toll.

  • To bus or not to bus? How culture affects public transport use

    Open Forum     |      November 20, 2019

    Stark cultural differences in attitudes to public transport have been revealed by an international study featuring a University of Queensland academic.

  • How far can you get in 30 minutes?

    David Levinson     |      November 20, 2019

    How many opportunities you can reach depends on where you live and how you travel. A new report maps accessibility for our eight capital cities by car, public transport, cycling and walking.

  • Parcel deliveries aren’t to blame for clogging urban roads

    David Herold     |      November 20, 2019

    A rise in online shopping is often blamed for an increase in the number of parcel delivery vehicles clogging up our busy city roads, but research from Europe suggests they’re a small fraction of the problem.

  • Would you let your car do the driving?

    Open Forum     |      November 20, 2019

    Australians think automated vehicles would great for the elderly and people with disabilities, and would cut accidents allow commuters to multi-task, but the remain worried about malfunctions and hackers.

  • Smart tech can get traffic moving

    Hussein Dia     |      November 13, 2019

    Smart technology can improve traffic flows on existing roads at a fraction of the cost of building new infrastructure.