Traffic modelling, for reasons discussed in this presentation, tends to move in that space where it is comfortable. We have accepted climate change and the need to change our society but our models poorly reflect this. We are reluctant to model for scenarios that we expect and rather follow instead the business as usual approach (BAU). What can be done?
What can be done here is to present the transcript of three gems from Australian commentators in the Step away from the car 2.0 podcast, recorded at Australia Walking and Cycling Conference. One of my favourites is Getting There Faster by Slowing Down, featuring Paul Tranter, an academic, here in Canberra.
Modern cities require a mix of transport: walking, cycling, light rail, bus and car. More recently micromobility has been added to the mix with the introduction of scooters and other electric gadgets. It is time to step away from the car.