Trips Not Made

This project wants to help make public transport fair and inclusive for all people in Tasmania.

We have a particular focus on communities in outer urban areas and rural towns and young people with:

  • disabilities
  • mental health needs
  • chronic illness
  • autism and/or neurodiversity

 

Tasmania’s main type of public transport is the bus.

About the project

  • Project aims

    The project aims to:

    • show where problems exist in the public transport system
    • show the impacts of poor or no access to public transport on young people and communities (we call this transport disadvantage)
    • collect ideas and priorities for future transport solutions
    • start a plan for change to help reduce transport disadvantage and make it fairer for all.

     

    The project is for two years, starting late 2021.

    Dr Lisa Stafford, from the Social Action Research Centre (SARC) Anglicare Tasmania & the University of Tasmania (UTAS), is the lead researcher.

    The project is funded by Anglicare Tasmania.

  • Research Advisory Group

    The project will have an advisory group to guide the research.

    This advisory group helps with:

    • feedback on research activities
    • sharing ideas on the best ways to get people involved
    • promoting research events
    • ideas for sharing findings.

     

    Who will be involved?

    • Lead researcher Lisa Stafford
    • SARC Coordinator Ellen Nicholson
    • 2-4 young people
    • People from different organisations and professions like planning and engineering in transport

     

    When and where do we meet?

    • Meetings via Zoom
    • 4 meetings per year
  • Ethics

    The project has UTAS ethics research clearance – Project ID: 24779

     

    Making a complaint

    If you have a complaint to make about how this research is being conducted please contact Research and Integrity and Ethics Unit: human.ethics@utas.edu.au Phone (03) 6226 6254.

    If you have a complaint to make about any other matter with this research, please contact: Bronwen Hayes on email: B.Hayes@anglicare-tas.org.au

  • Part 1 - Understanding the Public Transport System

    Starting December 2021

    This phase of the project will look at the current approach to public transport and how well access and inclusion is considered.

    This will involve various activities like:

    • a review of transport policies and the decisions made relating to disadvantage and equity
    • studying public transport hubs through walking interviews using universal design and whole of journey approach
    • talking to many people involved in public transport in Tasmania
    • finding examples to help bring about change.
  • Part 2 - Stories and ideas from young people and communities

    Starting May 2022

    We want to hear stories about the transport options faced by young people and communities living in outer urban areas and in rural towns.

    This includes the trips that aren’t being made, why they aren’t and what happens when there is no or limited access to transport. For example, what happens when you don’t get to go or miss out on school, work, sport, or meeting up with others.

    We also want to collect ideas from young people and communities on how to make public transport better and fairer in the future.

  • Project contact

    Dr Lisa Stafford can be contacted at email lisas1@anglicare-tas.org.au or phone 1800 243 232.

Project News

Seeking Young People Nominations for the Research Advisory Group 

The research advisory group helps with:

  • feedback on research activities
  • sharing ideas on the best ways to get people involved
  • promoting research events
  • ideas on sharing findings.

We want 2 to 4 young people to be part of this.

Online nomination form

To nominate, complete the online form. Nominations close 5 November 2021.

On the form you will be asked to:

  1. tell us why you want to be part of the group. Why does public transport matter to you? Tell us in 200 words, or upload in the form a 1-minute video or TikTok
  2. confirm you are okay with the activities and role of the advisory group
  3. if under 18, have parent/guardian permission to take part.

Who can nominate?

  • 12-25 years (under 18s will need parent/guardian permission)
  • Experience or identify as having disability, mental health needs, chronic illness, or an Autistic/neurodiverse person
  • live in Tasmania
  • comfortable talking and working in groups

Young people will receive $50 per meeting – max of 4 online meetings per year.

Contact the researcher

Dr Lisa Stafford
Email lisas1@anglicare-tas.org.au or phone 1800 243 232.

Download word version of this news:
Nominations for young people – Research Advisory Group

Young male on bus looking at his phone

Questions?

Contact Researcher Dr Lisa Stafford
Email lisas1@anglicare-tas.org.au or phone 1800 243 232.

Download word version of this news:
Nominations for young people – Research Advisory Group