Developing new safe cycling indicators for inclusion in the Australian Urban Observatory digital liveability platform

  • Project dates: 2024–2029

Funded by The Ian Potter Foundation, this project is developing new safe cycling indicators for neighbourhoods across Australian cities to provide new evidence to inform the planning of future city cycling infrastructure. It will test and develop new safe cycling indicators using new artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to measure and monitor cycling infrastructure provision across cities and use data vizualisation to communicate these results through the Australian Urban Observatory digital liveability planning platform.

Sustainable cities are liveable cities and this project will enhance identification of strengths of weaknesses of sustainable transport methods available to residents in their local areas through the combination of access to public transport, walkability and bikeability of Australian cities all made available through the Australian Urban Observatory at RMIT University.

Contact: Professor Melanie Davern melanie.davern@rmit.edu.au

Key People

Associate Director & Deputies

Professor Melanie Davern

Professor Melanie Davern

Director, Australian Urban Observatory

Dr Lucy Gunn

Dr Lucy Gunn

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Alan Both

Dr Alan Both

Research Fellow

Afshin Jafari

Afshin Jafari

Deputy Associate Director, Planning & Transport for Healthy Cities

Professor Jago Dodson

Professor Jago Dodson

Professor of Urban Policy & Director, Urban Futures Enabling Impact Platform

Developing new safe cycling indicators for inclusion: Australian Urban Observatory

Associate Professor Chayn Sun