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Powered-Two-Wheel Vehicles and Sustainable Transport

Geoff Rose

  • Professor, Institute of Transport Studies and Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Increasing concerns over congestion, safety, and availability of energy sources and environmental issues such as pollution and climate change have led to growing interest in sustainable transport. While the motorcar is the focus of much attention in the context of sustainable mobility, motorcycles and motor scooters have received relatively little attention in comparison.

Increasingly the term Powered-Two-Wheel (PTW) vehicle is being used cover a range of two or three wheel vehicles from electric power assisted bicycles, mopeds to motor scooters and motorcycles. This seminar will examine results from a major research project being undertaken in Australia to better understand the relationship between PTW and sustainable transport.

Professor Rose's research focuses on sustainable transport, particularly travel demand management and the role of alternative passenger transport technologies. He is leading an Australian Research Council research project examining powered-2-wheel vehicles in the context of sustainable urban mobility.

Sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Association and ASU's Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Thursday, January 10, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
(lunch will be provided)