Often when we consider innovations across transport, we think of AI, automation, and Big Data. But what if there are much simpler solutions that are right under our noses? Often we neglect to think about how we can augmented the infrastructure we've already got - improve road friction, or even the user experience of a pedestrian crossing.
On this episode, we chat with Dave Jones, External Affairs Director for Smarterlite Group - dedicated to making our roads, buildings, and infrastructure better, safer, and greener - about how something as small as improving the friction on our roads can decrease crash factors by up to 40%. Dave, who has over 25 years experience across public and private businesses in transport, is a strong advocate for spearheading a culture of innovation within government bodies and transport in general, and for improving the user experience of the built environment.
Fostering a culture of innovation within transport and infrastructure benefits all road and roadsiders users; so how do we make this the norm?
Smarterlite's website: www.smarterlite.com
Did you know that the term 'micro-mobility' didn't even exist until around 2012? Or that it was thought to be first used by a Romanian visionary, Horace Dediu? Neither did we until this week!
Emily sits down with Monica Zarafu, the managing director of BYKKO to talk about mobility and micro-mobility in the built environment. In a world where one of the biggest fears we install in our children from a young age is a fear of cars, what might the future look like if we invest more into shared mobility infrastructure?
BYKKO's Website: https://bykko.com.au/
What would you do if suddenly you became totally unemployable? That's exactly what happened to today's guest when she came back to Australia after working in Europe for 10 years.
On today's episode, we chat with Enrica Centorame, Managing Director of Global Forwarding, the the first certified women-owned logistics company in Australia. Enrica is an advocate for procurement diversity and connects with Indigenous and Veteran-owned businesses, utilising where possible diverse suppliers around the world. As a Certified Woman-Owned Business, Global Forwarding is an accredited, globally recognised Diverse Supplier. Global Forwarding is committed to supporting the Murra Indigenous Master Class at Melbourne Business School and the Asian Social Impact Centre.
In the words of Enrica: "I'd rather have 80% of something good, than 100% of something bad"
Global Forwardings website: https://globalforwarding.com.au/
Did you know that women only make up 16.9% of all roles in the transport sector? That includes all drivers, admin, and office roles. It's no secret that the transport industry has long been dominated by men. New data is helping shed light on the severity of the imbalance we are facing, and the tangible benefits to a business' bottom line of addressing it.
In celebration of NSW Womens Week (8th -14th March, 2021) Emily sat down with Lauren Bourke, the National Transport Manager at Randstad, to discuss the findings of their December 2020 Women in Transport report, detail practical advice for businesses to increase gender diversity, and the misconceptions surrounding women-at-work.
Link to download the full report: https://www.randstad.com.au/employers/areas-of-expertise/industrial-manufacturing/women-in-transport-report/
Emily sits down with Yale Z Wong, PhD, and Principal at Dr Transportation international transport advisory to discuss efficiency across our transport networks, and what can be done to address fragmentation across different transport and mobility systems. What can be done on a regulatory level? Is emotion-led decision making partially to blame for our fragmented transport network?
Yale Z Wong is an international advisor and social entrepreneur in the public transport and intelligent transport systems (ITS) sectors. He holds positions as ANZ Market Lead at the Cities Forum and is an Honorary Associate at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS). Yale is a thought leader, a strategic advisor, and a powerful industry advocate in the public transport and intelligent transport systems (ITS) sectors, having won the David Willis Prize (2018), ITLS Research Prize (2018), and selected by ITS Australia as Youth Ambassador to the World Congress (2019), and as recipient of the Young Professional Award (2019).
Yale's website: https://www.drtransportation.org
What do Ferrari's and shopping centres have in common? We sat down with Tom Steal from McLaren Traffic Consultants to talk about how quantitative data can be applied to city planning processes to help generate more meaningful outcomes for different stakeholders.
Learn more about how data can be used to improve city planning at www.compassiot.com.au
We sit down with traffic engineer, Nick Karahlis - the owner and founder of Sydney-based consultancy NK Traffic - as we talk all-things related to traffic surveys, public transport, and the future of mobility.