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Michiel Bliemer - Newsroom articles


  • 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.

  • Do more roads really mean less congestion for commuters? 13 Apr 2015

    The Conversation

    The Conversation publishes an opinion piece authored by Matthew Beck and Michiel Bliemer about whether building more roads leads to less congestion.

  • NSW election: Labor and Coalition's transport policies run on parallel lines 19 Mar 2015

    Sydney Morning Herald

    The Sydney Morning Herald interviews Professor Michiel Bliemer in an article about transport policies in the lead up to the NSW election.

  • WestConnex 18 Mar 2015

    2SER FM

    Professor Michiel Bliemer is interviewed on 2SER FM about the estimated number of drivers on the WestConnex and how the $10b construction cost will be paid back.

  • Why fewer drivers are likely to use WestConnex than predicted 16 Mar 2015

    The Conversation

    The Conversation publishes an opinion piece by Professor Michiel Bliemer about the predicted number of users on toll roads including the WestConnex.


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