• 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.

  • The hidden traffic impacts of private schooling

    Matthew Burke     |      October 30, 2019

    The costs of road congestion are expected to exceed A$30 billion a year by 2030, and so the heavy traffic generated by parents ferrying children to distant private schools should be fully calculated, costed and included in assessments of their costs and benefits.

  • Lost in transit

    Nerissa Hannink     |      August 26, 2019

    Australian cities have seen a considerable increase in the work commute since 2002, but the 2019 HILDA survey suggests we have finally reached peak travel times.

  • Planning the “20 minute” cities of tomorrow

    Open Forum     |      July 15, 2019

    Melbourne is growing fast, and planners hope it will become a network of connected “20-minute cities”, where people will be able to walk or cycle to shops and services, reducing traffic while increasing population density.