Research Team: Assoc Prof Akshay Vij, Dr Helen Barrie, Prof Chris Leishman (CMVI), Dr Ali Ardeshiri, Prof Andrew Beer (UniSA Business)

Partners: Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC), Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), IMove Cooperative Research Centre


The capacity of urban transport systems is designed to serve peak demand, typically coinciding with peak commute hours. How could this demand be served more efficiently and cost-effectively?


The pandemic has offered a unique opportunity to test the viability of working-from-home across different jobs and industries, and to assess their impacts on transport patterns.


A survey of roughly 3,000 Australian employees and 1,000 managers in 2020-21 found remote working arrangements could move 5% of commute trips outside the morning peak period, and 10-20% of commute trips outside the evening peak period, saving workers money and leading to big improvements in congestion. The researchers are working with governments to support new practices as part of their travel demand management strategy.