KILSBY AUSTRALIA transport policy, planning and management advice



Index to Brain Food

Opinions a variety of stimulating thoughts from all quarters
Context interactions between transport and other sectors
Cities & Regions how cities and regions work
Movement why people and goods need to move
Transport Modes different ways of moving people and goods
Infrastructure the hardware on which our transport depends
Planning Methods how we go about planning our transport
Miscellaneous odds and ends

Opinions

a variety of stimulating thoughts from all quarters

CarsLove 'em or hate 'em - our vehicles
Climate Change(Self-explanatory)
Decision-MakingThe way we make decisions
DemographyThe changing structure of society
The DomeOK, not transport-related, but a world-class fiasco
Energy(Self-explanatory)
Engineering(Self-explanatory)
Infrastructure(Self-explanatory)
LifestyleThe way we live
ModellingWhat happens when we try and model the real world
Pricing(Self-explanatory)
Public transport(Self-explanatory)
SafetyEspecially road safety
Technocrats at PlayScientists and engineers being human
Urban design(Self-explanatory)
Walking and cycling(Self-explanatory)

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Context

interactions between transport and other sectors

sustainabilityAbout 20 different versions of what sustainability means; also what I thought about it at various times from 1993 to 2004
Sustainable TransportThe Sydney Transport Panel's submission to the 2003 Parry Inquiry in NSW
beyond oilSummary of a 1998 CIT Symposium on energy futures
the hydrogen economySummary of an international conference in 2003
petrol pricesAn explanation of what you pay for at the punp when you buy petrol
access for allA plea for "universal design" in transport
the road toll"Warlike casualties" - the road toll in perspective; causes of death in Australia 1990-2000; vulnerable road users; the safety performance of 4WD's
corporate social responsibilityComments on supplement in The Economist Jan 2005

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Cities & Regions

how cities and regions work

ageing - an international comparisonDemonstration of how demographics are affecting different countries in different ways
working governmentItaly as a case study in what sort of regional government works and what doesn't
city scenariosDifferent people's views about how Sydney might turn out
car spaceThe bizarre arrangements we have become conditioned not to notice - with photos

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Movement

why people and goods need to move

transport functionsA functional way of looking at transport, building on ideas generated by the Warren Centre, which produces a very different picture to the conventional worktrip/non-worktrip split dictated by available data
cost perceptionsPublic transport's not bad, it just seems to be
130,000 truck tripsSome of the most non-descript things you see on Sydney Harbour are actually the most interesting with photos
mode share targetsA diatribe about the perils of using mode share targets without fully understanding travel behaviour
mobile officesAn old prediction coming true a lot sooner than expected
selling transportAre we really serious about getting more people onto public transport in Sydney?
administrative reformA different way of looking at transport

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Transport Modes

different ways of moving people and goods

modal basicsAn idiot's guide to what the various modes are good at and what they're not with photos
congestion +600%The 1991 prediction of the "Road Transport Future Directions" study, that congestion in Sydney would get 600% worse over 25 years if we carried on as we are, has entered folk memory but few people now recall how congestion was defined or what "carrying on as we are" entailed
American vehiclesAmericans like lots of metal and frown on scantily clad women
bus deregulationUK deregulation of buses has increased the need for product differentiation with photos
avoiding surprisesWhat happens when signage designers treat pedestrians and cyclists as particularly thick motorists with photos
aviation safetyHow safe is flying?
metropolitan railway woesIs all the criticism in the Sydney press in early 2004 about the apparent way the State Government has let the city's railways deteriorate really justified?
bus services in NSWThe Sydney Transport Panel's submission to the Unsworth Review in 2003
special-purpose road vehiclesA rather startling development from China
a love affairAn illustration of an atttude that must be confronted sooner or later
the P76 Awards 2005The Sydney Morning Herald's annual motoring awards for Outstanding Mediocrity
new cars 2007Analysis of new car sales in Australia in 2007

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Infrastructure

the hardware on which our transport depends

AusLinkThe submission on the AusLink Green Paper developed by Engineers Australia

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Planning Methods

how we go about planning our transport

ethics in travel demand forecastingReview of a PhD thesis submitted to the University of California, Berkeley
units of measurementPlea for care in choice and description of measurement units
modelspeakCalibration, validation, etc ... Words which don't necessarily mean the same thing to everyone who uses them
real workThe real work done by transport energy is that part that moves the payload, which can be a surprisingly small proportion

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Miscellaneous

odds and ends

the 5 gas stations theoryTom Friedman's view of how the world works
lights, camera, actionWhat did the media do for potboilers before they could throw in car chases to liven things up?
monarchy or republic?Do you get a better class of politician if you let heredity do its work or if you elect him/her?
brand imageryExplanation of why a sailing ship logo now appears frequenty on all our material

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