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Elliot Fishman is a PhD Scholar at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland and Director of the Institute for Sensible Transport.

Elliot is one of Australia’s leading experts on sustainable transport and oil vulnerability. He has worked both internationally and
around Australia on a variety of transport issues - with a special interest in energy, infrastructure planning and active transport
(walking and cycling). He acted as Expert Witness on Canberra’s Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Fuel Supply and Alternatives and
advised the Prime Minister’s Office on petrol prices.

Elliot was Project Director and Report Editor for Australia’s first Peak Oil Contingency Plan, commissioned by a local council.

He has written numerous articles for The Age, the Herald Sun, British Medical Journal as well as a host of industry journals
on transport, energy and sustainability. He also appears regularly on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program.

Elliot is currently the Director of the Institute for Sensible Transport. This role requires him to develop sustainable transport, land use
and energy solutions for government and the private sector.
Elliot is currently undertaking a PhD on public bicycle systems at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland.
His work was presented at the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC in January 2012, where he also advised New York
City’s Department of Transportation on public bicycle systems.

His work on bike share can be viewed at,_Elliot.html


  • –present
    Director, Institute for Sensible Transport


  • 2011 
    Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland, PhD Scholar (2011-2014)
  • 2005 
    RMIT, Grad Dip in International Urban and Environmental Management (Transport Planning)
  • 2001 
    LaTrobe University, Bachelor of Science


  • 2012
    Barriers and facilitators to public bicycle share use: A qualitative approach, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
  • 2012
    Understanding the fear of bicycle riding in Australia, Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety
  • 2011
    Evaluating the benefits of public bicycle schemes needs to be undertaken carefully, British Medical Journal