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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Policy Webinar - International insights: Active transport in a multi-modal transport system

15/09/2020 16:45 to 15/09/2020 18:00

Venue: via Zoom

In lieu of the deferred 2020 Study Visit to UK and Europe, we are pleased to bring you a new International Insights series. Our first webinar will focus on active transport and the role it plays in a multi-modal transport system, including the opportunities for active transport to play a greater role in the transport mix as we move towards a ‘new normal’ post-COVID-19.

 Join us to hear from:

  •  Nicoline van Cann, Senior Policy Officer, Trade and Economic Affairs, Consulate General of the Netherlands, Sydney presenting on opportunities for Dutch Australian co-operation in the active transport space;
  •  Professor Serge Hoogendoorn, Professor, Delft University of Technology and Professor of Smart Urban Mobility, Monash Institute of Transport Studies and Dr Sascha Hoogendoorn - Lanser, Director Automated Mobility TU Delft Valorisation Centre sharing insights from current research being undertaken at TU Delft, the impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour and the lessons learnt for post-pandemic active transport planning;
  •  Matt Faber, Associate Director - Transport, Australian Infrastructure Plan, Infrastructure Australia presenting on the possible place of active transport policy in a national infrastructure plan for Australia; and
  • Will Fooks, National Transport Planning Lead, GTA Consultants highlighting emerging good practice in Australian major transport project planning and development and the importance of making positive provisions for active transport. 

 The session will be moderated by Aneetha de Silva, RA Board Member and Customer Experience Policy Stream Chair, Roads Australia and Managing Director, Government - Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon.

 We will also be keen to hear the views of our webinar participants, so an interactive Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

 Date:   Tuesday 15 September

Time:     4.45pm-6pm AEST (8.45-10 CET)

ZOOM:  The Zoom link will be sent to you when you have registered your interest


RA Members can participate for FREE

RA Non members - $150 (inc GST)

Contact - Director Events - Rachael Rooney for event bookings



View Professor Serge Hoogendoorn and Dr Sascha Hoogendoorn - Lanser's presentation here

View  Will Fooks' presentation here

View Matt Faber's presentation here

Download RA International Insights - Active Transport Webinar September 2020



Professor Serge Hoogendoorn, Professor of Smart Urban Mobility, Monash Institute of Transport Studies

Serge Hoogendoorn was appointed Antonie van Leeuwenhoek professor Traffic Operations and Management in 2006. He has been the chair of the department Transport and Planning since 2018. He is currently (one of the four) Distinguished Professor of Smart Urban Mobility at Delft University of Technology. He has a part time appointment at Monash University, and is an Honorary Professor in the School of Transportation at South East University in China. He is a distinguished research fellow position at RIOH. Hoogendoorn is the PI Mobility in the Institute of Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, a staff member of the TRAIL Research School on Transport and Logistics at DUT, and he chairs of the Network Management foundation ( He completed his PhD at Delft University of Technology in 1999.

Dr Sascha Hoogendoorn - Lanser, Director Mobility Innovation Centre Delft University

As director of the Mobility Innovation Centre Delft Dr. Sascha Hoogendoorn-Lanser is responsible for setting up, facilitating, implementing and disseminating (the results of) pilot projects of new concepts for personal mobility and distribution. Besides that, Sascha is also in charge of the valorisation of the Urban Mobility Observatory (UMO) platform - an extensive system of sensors and IT infrastructure for observing mobility and travel behaviour and combining data from different kinds of measurements (cameras, mobile phone, surveys). Sascha is an expert in experimental design and travel behaviour. Sascha is part of the team 'TU Delft campus as a living lab' which studies how to use digital technologies for the transition phase.

 Nicoline van Cann, Senior Policy Officer, Trade and Economic Affairs, Consulate General of the Netherlands, Sydney

With a background in international relations, Nicoline has been working as part of the economic team of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Sydney for the past 5 and a half years. As a senior policy in trade and economic affairs, one of her roles is to facilitate trade between the Netherlands and Australia in areas such as urban planning and connectivity, logistics and infrastructure. The Netherlands is a small country with over 17 million people, but the country’s urban centres are bustling and well liked places with state of the art integrated transport options. Nicoline has helped Dutch and Australian cities connect and share expertise and solutions in the field of urban liveability, incorporating active transport and sustainable urban solutions as main focus points. 

Will Fooks, National Transport Planning Lead, GTA Consultants

Will Fooks is the National Transport Planning Leader at GTA Consultants. Will has a lengthy CV that includes transport advisory projects in Europe, South America and Australia. Most recently Will has been advising State and Local governments on Covid-19 transport stimulus responses – with an emphasis on fast tracking active travel projects.
In response to transport being at the forefront of stimulus and a fundamental shift in the community mindset towards active travel and place, Will is currently leading GTA’s research into road space allocation as it relates to this opportunity. He believes that the next year is a generational opportunity for the Roads Australia membership.

Matt Faber, Associate Director - Transport, Australian Infrastructure Plan, Infrastructure Australia

Matt Faber’s first job in transport was with community organisation Bicycle NSW. This was followed by over 25 years working for or with the NSW Government Transport cluster, and local councils, on public, active and road transport planning initiatives in an urban growth setting. Last year Matt helped Infrastructure Australia with identifying the transport challenges reported in the Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019. He is now focusing on the development of reforms to address these challenges in a post-pandemic world, as Associate Director Transport with IA’s Australian Infrastructure Plan 2021 team.

Aneetha De Silva, Board Member and Journey Reliability Policy Stream Chair, Roads Australia and Managing Director, Government - Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon

Aneetha is an infrastructure professional with over 22 years’ leadership experience in the private and public sectors, and is experienced in developing, procuring, delivering and managing large-scale infrastructure assets and services. She has led commercial, legal, project finance, planning, environmental and sustainability, governance, risk, community and stakeholder relations functions. A respected authority with specialist expertise in public sector procurement and privately financed public infrastructure, Aneetha has advised national governments and shaped the public agenda in Australia and the Asia Pacific. Aneetha is a director of Aurecon’s Global Board and also a Board Member of Roads Australia. Aneetha holds a Bachelor and Masters of Law from the University of Melbourne, attended the Infrastructure Executive Education program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors