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Deakin University Travel and Transportation Strategy

Developing a plan to achieve sustainable travel behavior into the future

  • Melbourne, Victoria

    Melbourne, Victoria

Investigating campus access to inform future travel choices that meet the University’s aspirations for a lower carbon footprint

Deakin University has four campuses in Victoria, each vastly different in its population, building density, accessibility, and surrounding land uses. They also have a set of overarching sustainable aspirations, including reducing the carbon footprint associated with people accessing and traveling between campuses.

Our team was engaged to investigate how people accessing and traveling between campuses could do so more sustainably into the future. We reviewed current and future arrangements at each campus and benchmarked them against other universities in Victoria around urban factors that influence travel behavior to help understand what future mode shares could be achieved. To realise more sustainable mode shares for each campus, we developed a more tactical approach to the development and delivery of measures that help nudge travel behavior. Our resulting travel and transportation strategy reflected the fast-changing environment of University campuses while continuing to create a high-quality user experience for students, staff, and visitors.

The findings were used to develop a set of initial transportation management measures, as well as outline the potential capital and operational cost savings that could be expected if more sustainable travel behaviors were achieved.

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Alex Blackett, Senior Principal Transportation Planner

By understanding our client’s businesses and their end users, I create outcomes that provide real value.
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Will Fooks, Integrated Planning Market Leader

I exercise sound judgement to lead in a way that is responsive and cognisant of each project’s operational and human context.
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Alex Blackett

Senior Principal Transportation Planner

Will Fooks

Integrated Planning Market Leader

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