• Building more roads will not solve Melbourne’s transport crisis

    Open Forum     |      November 21, 2018

    Experience from other major cities such as London shows that more investment in public transportation, rather than more roads for more cars, is the key to reducing congestion in Melbourne.

  • Automated vehicles may encourage a new breed of distracted drivers

    Michael Regan     |      September 30, 2018

    Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That’s bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.

  • What’s the best way to get around the city?

    Hassan Vally     |      August 27, 2018

    Cycle, walk, drive or train? Dr Hassan Vally of La Trobe University weighs up the factors involved in choosing the healthiest and safest ways to get around Australia’s ever more congested cities.

  • How commuting is transforming our cities

    David Bissell     |      July 21, 2018

    Twice a day, every weekday – millions of us spend time in cars, buses, trains and trams commuting. Although many of us hate it, the experiences of our daily journeys are transforming life in our cities.

  • New fixes for old traffic problems

    Majid Sarvi     |      April 13, 2018

    Bringing transport systems into the 21st century means connecting all elements of the network – from the vehicles to the traffic lights, and even the pavements. To really create a safer, cleaner, smarter transport future we need to look at the network as a whole.

  • Boost for Western Sydney from ‘smart city’ transport plans

    Barney Glover     |      March 6, 2018

    Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University, believes the new Western Sydney transport deal will help create a ‘smarter city’.