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This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges and opportunities in planning for and maintaining Victoria’s transport infrastructure.
This policy brief draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on the critical challenge of increasing participation in active transport.
‘Forced Car Ownership’ (FCO) describes low income households with high car ownership, resulting in a high proportion of their income going to their cars. The cost of running multiple cars, combined with housing costs, puts considerable stress on low income households. Contemporary research has identified...
This paper identifies key problem areas now, and in the future, on Melbourne’s transport network, and examines what can be done over the next five years to improve travel time and reliability.
This paper analyses current active transport usage in a car-dependent metropolis using household travel survey data. A major conclusion emerges: most people and households did not undertake any reportable active transport usage, despite increasing policy support, education and promotion encouraging uptake. Less than a quarter...
With population growth pressures adding to the challenge for Melbourne, how do we ensure we take the right road to the future for the world’s most liveable city?
These maps draw on data from the Riderlog application. They are organised to show cycling activity in Melbourne organised by time, gender, age, duration, purpose and origin.
Understanding the flows of people moving through the built environment is a vital source of information for the planners and policy makers who shape our cities. Smart phone applications enable people to trace themselves through the city and these data can potentially be then aggregated...
Cycling is seen today as a panacea for many problems facing cities in Australia and the rest of the developed world, including issues of increasing traffic congestion, increasing rates of obesity and volatile oil prices. As a result, governments are increasingly looking to encourage the...