2014 Sessions

In total, there were 24 fantastic TransportCamp sessions that were proposed during 'agenda setting'. You can take a look at the final agenda matrix.

Our amazing Guest Bloggers created a blog post for each unconference session.  Each post includes all the essential session details, links and a sumamary of all the key points of discussion.

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Ideal Conditions for Flexible Transport

Session coverage by guest blogger Ian Lo

Session Details 

  • Presented by Nicole Ronald (Website, Twitter)
  • Location: Room One
  • Time: Session #4 (1:40pm - 2:15pm)
  • Number of Attendees: 11
  • Format: Discussion

Nicole is a transport modelling researcher and agent-based software engineer at the University of Melbourne

Key discussion points:

In regional Victoria, some towns already have on-demand buses. For example, buses only operate when there are passengers.

Mobility on demand - buses only operate if there are enough passengers, and will be more personalised based on the passengers’ destinations; demand-responsive service

Scenarios - research next year will involve asking commuters what scenarios will encourage or discourage the usage of the bus-taxi

Factors affecting the usefulness of this scheme:

  • Mode percentage

  • Meandering

  • Flexibility in working hours

  • Urban versus rural trips

  • Types of vehicles used

  • Culture

  • Trying to change behaviour - incentivising people to ride their bicycles to work

Based on a survey, many Melbourne residents did not know how long it would take from their homes to the school, shopping centre etc. on public transport, because they always drive. People assume public transport will take forever and do not consider taking it.

Why do people cycle? For some, it’s because they hope to be green or healthy. For others, it’s because it’s faster than the tram or train over a short distance (convenience).

Taxi clustering - at the Canberra airport, the taxis are clustered based on where the passengers hope to go to. e.g. CBD, indivudual suburbs

Uber - “taxis” on demand, variable pricing based on demand and time (e.g. more expensive at 2am)

iMoD team and industry partners: PTV, VicRoads, Yarra Trams, RACV, Haasz Technology