Sharing the load: the potential of e-cargo bikes
In an attempt to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this report explores the potential of e-cargo bikes as an alternative, less polluting vehicle option. The discussion focuses on the attitudes of key van user groups that will need to be engaged, and calls for the...
Are we there yet? Clean transport scorecard for Australian states and territories
This report argues that policies and investments that reduce transport emissions can be put in place now using existing technologies. This makes reducing emissions in the transport sector quickly this decade much easier than is the case for some other sectors of the economy, where...
National electric vehicle strategy: consultation paper
This consultation paper has been released to solicit public feedback, as part of the development of Australia's national electric vehicle strategy. The new strategy will guide governments, industry and investors to design and deliver measures to electrify the road transport sector.
People and transport national poll 2022: results
This poll of over 2000 Australians reveals that eight in ten people believe governments should invest more in public transport, with seven in ten keen to see Australia’s entire bus fleet electrified and run on renewables as soon as possible.
The Grattan truck plan: practical policies for cleaner freight
The authors of this report argue that old trucks should be banned from Sydney and Melbourne, as part of a comprehensive plan to reduce Australians’ exposure to deadly air pollution, and that government should rescind pointless regulations which limit the range of less-polluting trucks available...
Addressing infrastructure inequality: a path to equality for Melbourne’s outer suburbs
This report examines the unique mix of infrastructure inequality in Melbourne. It identifies the primary geography of infrastructure inequality in Melbourne, notably in its outer suburbs and the Interface Council areas.
Automated decision making in transport mobilities: review of industry trends and visions for the future
This report maps and analyses the social implications of the visions of our transport future. The report examines the assumptions underpinning these visions, as they are represented and projected in recent transport and mobilities stakeholder reporting.
The Suburban Rail Loop: not needed, not fit for purpose and a debt bomb
This report examines the merits of the Victorian government's decision to invest in the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) project, as part of their overall 'Big Build' infrastructure policy.
On-road enforcement for automated vehicles: discussion paper
This discussion paper examines whether state and territory law enforcement officers have sufficient powers to interact with and respond to the road safety risks of automated vehicles. It also considers practical aspects of interacting with automated vehicles and proposes options to address any identified gaps.
Where next? Uncertainty in transport's path to net zero
To understand the key drivers of the uncertainty on the path to net zero, the authors of this report spoke to a diverse mix of people working across the transport and energy sectors with an interest in reducing emissions from everyday journeys. This briefing is...
FACTS: Framework for an Australian Clean Transport Strategy
This strategy document has been developed by 18 clean transport and energy experts to enable and boost cooperative action across federal, state/territory, and local governments, together with industry, to support the decarbonisation of Australia’s transport sector.
City movement and infrastructure: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts
Our cities need big thinking, new conceptual and methodological practices, as well as research and advocacy to place just infrastructure transitions at the centre of urban and regional planning. To that end, this track includes research outputs that address these complex challenges.
Te Ara Matatika: A fair charge for better cities
Cities that have implemented congestion charging have experienced a range of benefits including up to 30% less traffic, reduced congestion, lower emissions, and revenue from the scheme improving transport options. This report discusses how congestion charging can become an equitable part of a decarbonised transport...
Benchmarking Melbourne 2022
This report measures Melbourne’s all-round performance against 20 peer cities. The report highlights the need for greater collaboration between business, institutions, government, entrepreneurs and residents, to ensure that Greater Melbourne has a great future.
Not going the extra mile: driving less to tackle climate change
This report discusses the economic, environmental and social benefits for the UK to reduce the number of annual car journeys.
Coastal shipping investment approach
This report assists Waka Kotahi on how best to invest the funding that has been allocated and to provide Waka Kotahi with an up-to-date view of the sector’s shape and its key challenges and opportunities.
Te Ara Matatika: The fair path
This report argues New Zealand leaders need to rethink the transport system around two objectives - reducing car dependence and making the transport system fairer.
2021 Australian infrastructure plan
The reforms outlined in this strategy document reflect an industry consensus that was developed in close collaboration with government, industry and communities. Infrastructure Australia completed a comprehensive engagement program that targeted more than 6,500 community members and industry stakeholders across Australia’s cities and regions.
Street space allocation and use in Melbourne’s activity centres
This research from urban planning experts details how inner-city suburbs in Melbourne lack footpath space – increasingly vital real estate amid strict indoor dining capacity limits that have been imposed as part of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021-2051
This strategy document builds on the work of the first cross-sectoral infrastructure strategy delivered in 2016, and presents a vision for a thriving, inclusive and sustainable Victoria over the next 30 years.
Integrated transport planning
The objective of this audit was to assess if the Victorian Department of Transport is demonstrably integrating its transport planning.
Innovative responses to urban transportation: current practice in Australian cities
This research explores how Australian urban transport programs and policies are responding to changes in transport technology, travel patterns, environmental imperatives and spatial development dynamics in order to offer guidance about future directions and options, and seeks to identify potential policy directions for Australia’s cities...
All aboard: a plan for fairly decarbonising how people travel
This report outlines a vision for a transport system that is fair to all, works to improve people’s health and wellbeing, and provides a better environment for nature.
International standards: targeted regulatory review – regulatory roadmap
Examining strategic opportunities to incorporate international standards into regulation and to demonstrate leadership in standards development, this regulatory roadmap lays out plans to advance regulatory modernisation in support of economic growth and innovation in Canada.
Transport emissions: pathways to net zero by 2050
In the document, the authors present four potential pathways for New Zealand to achieve a net-zero transport system by 2050.