Dr Chris De Gruyter

Chris De Gruyter is a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research. His research explores the impacts of new residential development on the transport system.

Chris conducts research in the area of transport and land use planning, with a focus on understanding the transport impacts of new residential development.

Prior to joining RMIT University, Chris was a Research Fellow and Deputy Director in the Public Transport Research Group at Monash University.

He also worked in transport planning for 12 years, both with the Victorian government and in consulting.

Chris’ wider research interests span the areas of travel demand management, public transport and land use planning.

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Projects

Innovative responses to urban transportation: current practice in Australian cities

2019–2020

This project investigates drivers and processes of change within Australian metropolitan transport systems to identify future options and directions for policy development.

News & Blog

News

Road to recovery: experts on where Federal Budget funding should go

05 May 2021

Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19 has been better than predicted, so what can we expect from this year’s Federal Budget? RMIT academics share their expert view on where the cash can be splashed for the greatest benefit.

News

How can Melbourne’s new apartments steer away from excess car parking?

10 October 2020

New apartments are providing more parking than residents need, leading to smaller and fewer homes for higher prices. RMIT experts discuss how policymakers can get the car parking balance right.

News

Risky driving accelerates crashes among Vietnamese motorcycle taxis

18 May 2020

New research shows almost one-third of app-based motorcycle taxi drivers in Vietnam have had a road crash, with an astounding 80% attributing the cause to their own risky driving.

News

Bringing offices to suburbia is the next step post COVID-19

04 May 2020

Creating new co-working office spaces in our suburbs could be accessible to 97% of Melburnians with just a short ride or walk, helping manage risk post COVID-19, finds new RMIT research.

Blog

The problem with transport models is political abuse, not their use in planning

10 December 2019

On the 50th anniversary of the Melbourne Transportation Plan, we review the role of transport modelling as a planning tool. What are models now telling us about the future of Australian cities?

Blog

Crowded trains? Planning focus on cars misses new apartment impacts

12 May 2019

Wondering why you can’t get a seat on the train? Perhaps it’s because we don’t actually know how many extra people will use public transport when new building developments are planned.

News

Six ways to keep Melbourne moving at 8 million

11 February 2019

More people living in Melbourne means more trips across our transport network. RMIT experts share their views on how to plan for this pressure and keep our city moving.

News

How can we manage congestion on Victoria’s roads?

16 November 2018

Congestion is a key issue affecting Victoria’s transport sector. Here, our experts provide their insights on how we can better manage our roads.

News

Filling the space between trams and place

10 August 2018

How is movement and place represented across Melbourne’s tram network?

News

August 2018 edition of The Urban Observer out now

09 August 2018

With Australia’s population reaching 25 million this month, the liveability of our cities has become critically important for our national prosperity and sustainability.

Publications

Importance – Performance Analysis (IPA) of bus service attributes: A case study in a developing country

Javad Esmailpour, Kayvan Aghabayk, Mohammad Abrari Vajari, Dr Chris De Gruyter

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

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Transport Impacts of New High-Density Housing

Dr Chris De Gruyter, Dr Trivess Moore, Dr Tom Alves

RMIT Centre for Urban Research

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Turn signal use among motorcyclists and car drivers: The role of environmental characteristics, perceived risk, beliefs and lifestyle behaviours

Duy Quy Nguyen-Phuoc, Dr Chris De Gruyter, Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios, Diep Ngoc Su, Anh Thi Phuong Tran