As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, the iMoD team went to the first TransportCamp in Australia. Ably organised by local transport planners, the day took on an unconference format with 30 minute sessions.
Nicole Ronald led a session on (non-)ideal conditions for flexible transportation, aiming to get an idea of where flexible transport might and mightn’t work in a Melbourne context. Session participants were provided with sample activity-travel plans as a prompt. Discussions included passenger perception of flexible transportation and certain activity-travel plans being too complex to get rid of one’s car.
We plan to use the ideas raised to inform data collection, interviews and further model development in the near future.