The move towards mixed mode travel

Rachael Mackey
Town of Bassendean

I spent yesterday morning with my fellow ToB Your Move Champion, Tim, at the quarterly Your Move workplaces forum with a bunch of likeminded people all asking the same thing – there’s got to be more ways to get to work?!

Luckily we had Shannon Savage, Curtin University, Kate Debenham, Uber State Manager (WA & SA) and JJ O'Brien, Business Development at Liftango to let us know our options in regards to the future of car and ride sharing in the workplace, mobility as a service and how automation might impact the future of transport.

One major revelation from my perspective was Uber Business as a possible solution to parking issues at events or even (as suggested by an attendee) to supplement a community bus service.

At our table we had a brainstorm with Kate around the possible negative side effects of mobility as a service and how we could mitigate them, leading to the idea of increasing public transport patronage through mixed mode travel. We came to the conclusion that education and breaking down perceived barriers was a key piece of the puzzle in changing behaviour and ensuring sustainability.

Thanks for organising this YM team, it was a very interesting way to spend a morning!

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Kylie (Your Move)

Hi Rachel, what a great photo of our three presenters. We are glad you found the Forum inspiring and thought provoking - that is what we are aiming for!

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