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Transport Strategy and Planning: Moving People
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Current practices for investing in transport are flawed, due to forecasts of future travel used to inform important transport investment decisions. Unfortunately, future estimates are uncertain, as forecasts are influenced by some factors that are unexpected, unpredictable, difficult to predict, and outcomes are not easily quantifiable. Forecasting Transport Using Models Transport models are used to … Read more
A large proportion of Australians live in cities. Our cities are shaped by where people live, work, learn, shop and play and how they travel around. As transport users, we want connected trips. Transport connectivity is key to enabling the best use of resources, with an emphasis on sustainability. Reducing the overall socio-economic cost of transport infrastructure … Read more
Our cities are shaped by where people live, work, learn, shop and play and how they travel around. This is important because ABS indicate that 71% of Australians live in major cities. Integrating land use and transport is vital to sustaining the economy, social interaction and minimising the impact on the environment. On the other … Read more
‘Historically, infrastructure planning has sought to project future conditions as an extension of today, then provided infrastructure to meet anticipated demand. In 2021 and beyond, the approach must be more robust.’ Infrastructure Australia. 2021. Reforms to meet Australia’s future infrastructure needs, p5 Putting the customer first is top priority for transport agencies. This requires improving … Read more
Most professionals struggle with strategy. They know that strategy is important in order to deliver the results, but consider it is senior management’s responsibility. However, all projects and plans should start with strategy – the why. Before getting into the what, how, who and when, you first need to be clear on the why. What is … Read more
Execution requires behavioural change, which is one of the hardest things to generate. The greatest enemy of change is the day-to-day activities just to keep things running. The urgent but not important. Delivery involves translating planning and thinking to execution and involves two levels – ‘what’ has to be achieved and ‘how’ to achieve the … Read more
Can you name all the key changes that have taken place over the past few years? And explain what those changes mean for you, your organisation, and for the industry as a whole? Do you fully comprehend the relationships between transport, land use and planning studies? Can you thoroughly describe the types of studies and plans that are utilised … Read more
Looking back ten years or so, and reflecting on what has transpired over the intervening years, amazing changes have taken place – many we could not have imagined, in terms of changes in society, developments in technology and economic growth … including the growth in duration and extent of traffic congestion. However, much of what … Read more
Our cities are shaped by where people live, work, learn, shop and play and how they travel around. As transport users, we want connected trips. Transport connectivity is key to enabling the best use of resources, with an emphasis on sustainability. Reducing the overall socio-economic cost of transport infrastructure and services is key to achieving … Read more