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Myth: Roads are the solution to congestion (6:30-8:30pm)

  • Eastern Avenue Auditorium and Theatre Complex Eastern Ave, Camperdown NSW 2050 (map)

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Co-presented with Sydney Ideas. Professor Michiel Bliemer and Dr Matthew Beck, The University of Sydney

More roads mean less traffic right? Wrong. More infrastructure supply may result in higher travel demand, or, 'induced demand'. Building new roads could also result in more congestion. This talk looks at the importance of careful transport planning, using appropriate transport models for predicting future traffic conditions.

Professor Michiel Bliemer brings new scientific research methods and models into practice to support policy makers in making better infrastructure and traffic management decisions. He is Chair in Transport and Logistics Network Modelling and Director of Travel Choice Simulation Laboratory with the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney Business School. Michiel is active in conducting research in the transport modelling domain, with a strong focus on realistically simulating travel behaviour in large transportation networks.

Dr Matthew Beck is a Senior Lecturer in Infrastructure Management at The University of Sydney's Institute of Transport and Logistics. Matthew completed an investigation into the role of group decision making in the purchase of household motor vehicles and the statistical modelling of the group choice process. He maintains an active research agenda, with contributions to papers including,'Understanding Sources of Driver Frustration: A Best-Worst analysis of 26 Potentially Frustrating Road User Behaviours'.

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Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm

Location: New Law Lecture Theatre 101, New Law Building,Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney, Camperdown

Cost: Free

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