2022 Abstracts

Shared e-scooter usage in Launceston, Tasmania

By Geoff Rose

Shared dockless e-scooter schemes could have a unique role to play in Australian regional centres, according to Australian first research into usage patterns.
Monash University Professor Geoff Rose will share results from pioneering research in the regional city of Launceston in Tasmania.

Why bike lanes alone won’t get everyone cycling. 30km/h speed limits as an enabler for more active transport

By Lena Huda

The Founder of 30Please.org and Safe Streets to School, Lena Huda, will outline strategies and actions to gain community understanding and acceptance of the importance of lower speed limits in urban areas. Lena will explore examples for partnerships, media and social media strategy.

Delivering a Step Change in Active Travel in Aotearoa

By Kathryn King

NZ (Aotearoa) has increased its investment in active transport by 700% during the past decade but current approaches won’t be enough to achieve the country’s emission goals. NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) Urban Mobility Manager Kathryn King will explain ‘tactical urbanism’ as a new solution and how it can deliver the increased connectivity needed to boost active transport.

But we’re not Amsterdam! Why London, New York and others might be better role models for the short term

By James Laing

Transport Designer James Laing explores London’s transformation from active transport laggard to becoming another cycling success story Australia “cannot possibly be compared to”. The UK ex-pat says cities like London, Toronto and New York – which have made incredible advances in promoting active transport – are good short-term roles models for Australia to improve its own cycling environments.

Introducing an infrastructure risk evaluation model for cyclists

By Monica Olyslagers

Massive gaps in crash statistics for cycling have been a major impediment to assessing bike infrastructure and improving the safety of micromobility. Bike crashes are substantially underreported, particularly when they don’t involve motor vehicles, and existing statistics often ignore road infrastructure as a contributing factor.

Using modal filters to make school streets safer

By Liz Irvin

A simple but clever road modification is drastically improving safety on streets outside schools. Transport planner Liz Irvin will explain how modal filters – simple kerb extensions – are reducing and improving traffic flows to make roads near schools safer and more attractive.

Learnings from abroad: the successful transition to light electric vehicles for last-mile delivery

By Jules Flynn

Jules Flynn, one of the world’s leading authorities on last-mile deliveries, explores the crucial need for Australian logistics and retail operators to change their approach to last-mile delivery and make a shift away from petrol-fuelled vehicles.

Micromobility 2.0: Advances in e-mobility technology will ensure Australia continues replacing the car journey, but safely

By Tom Cooper

Speaker: Tom Cooper Scheduled in program: Friday, 25th November 1:00 – 1:30 PM   Spin Cycle in Theme: Making it There It’s more than 100 years since cars were introduced to Australian roads, completely revolutionising transportation in Australia. But their introduction brought condemnation as a ‘road menace’. Sound familiar? Tom Cooper, the Australia and NZ…