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Michiel Bliemer - Newsroom articles

  • How can one bridge climber bring Sydney to a standstill? That’s life, experts say 04 Apr 2018

    The New Daily

    The New Daily quoted Geoffrey Clifton and Michiel Bliemer on the vulnerabilities in our road networks between Olympic Park and North Head.

  • Sydney's transport is doomed to fail its users, even when it's actually succeeding 12 Jan 2018

    ABC News, F3News and The New Daily

    Professor Michiel Bliemer from the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies wrote an opinion piece for ABC News Online about issues with Sydney’s public transport system. The article was republished on F3News and The New Daily.

  • City of Sydney rallies residents against WestConnex plans 13 Oct 2017


    Eco-Business quoted Michiel Bliemer on the pros and cons of WestConnex and alternative transport options, such as the City of Sydney’s recommendations to accelerate public transport plans and remove fees to access the airport by train.

  • Sydney congestion tax won't work: expert 03 Oct 2017

    AAP,, Yahoo!, SBS News, The Australian

    Professor Michiel Bliemer was quoted about aproposed congestion tax in an AAP article syndicated on Yahoo!, SBS News, The Australian, and various other Australian outlets.

  • Road pricing reform – a getting started idea 03 Oct 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    While it is recognised through numerous inquiries and research related activities that road pricing reform is necessary if we are ever to tame traffic congestion to ‘acceptable’ levels, and the theory is well established on how to price travel under congested conditions, the challenge has always been on how to get started in a way that can demonstrate the merits of a reform scheme without having to have a total system implementation. Read more

  • Do more roads really mean less congestion for commuters? 27 Apr 2017

    Sydney Business Insights

    Sydney Business Insights republished an article by Matthew Beck and Michiel Bliemer about congestion in major cities.

  • Michiel Bliemer on ABC Radio Sydney 21 Mar 2017

    ABC Radio (Sydney)

    Professor Michiel Bliemer was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about the history of Australian road tolls and whether tolling has relieved traffic congestion.

  • The Impact of Slugs and Rabbits on the Throughput of Escalators 02 Aug 2016

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    There is empirical evidence from the UK that letting everyone stand on escalators yields a higher throughput than letting some people walk. This is counter-intuitive, so in this article we analyse this further. Read more

  • Goodbye traffic jams? 02 Sep 2015

    ABC Radio National

    ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Michiel Bliemer about the need for investment in public transport rather than on new roads and tunnels to clear car congestion.

  • Sydney traffic: Secret WestConnex documents show worse congestion after toll road 26 May 2015

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Professor Michiel Bliemer is quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about the impact the WestConnex motorway will have on congestion.

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