As the Director of the Institute for Sensible Transport over the past 13 years, Elliot has played a pivotal role in all our major projects and leads our work on bike share, e-bikes, disruptive transport and professional development. Dr Fishman has extensive experience in the field of integrated transport planning, and was coordinator and lecturer of the Integrated Transport Planning course at RMIT University.
Dr Fishman’s ability to inspire cities to think boldly about the city they want to be in 50 years is highly sought after, both in Australia and internationally. Elliot has led investigations for governments around Australia on emerging transport technology and the implications for policy makers. Dr Fishman is a leading thinker on integrated transport and sustainable mobility planning, having provided advice to the Prime Minister’s Office, Transport for London and the NYC Department of Transportation. In recent years he has prepared ambitious, best practice transport strategies for local governments in Victoria and NSW. These have included land use and transport planning elements that have sought to maximise the beneficial components of emerging transport technology, such as MaaS possibilities and the shift from short car trips to active transport. Dr Fishman’s innovative work on the possible impacts of driverless vehicles has led governments to rethinking how best to capitalise on the emergence of these technologies.
Elliot has written for the Age, Newscorp publications, the Canberra Times, Sydney Morning Herald as well as many of the world’s highest-ranking peer reviewed transport journals. Elliot has undertaken work for the OECD and the National Government of Singapore. Dr Fishman is an experienced communicator and has facilitated a large number of transport planning workshops and has an excellent ability to write technical documents accessible to a wide audience.