PTRG Monash associate, Dr Alexa Delbosc, has won an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award to study the mobility decisions of young Australians. This is a highly competitive award which acknowledges her as a leading early career researcher in Australia. The award will allow Dr Delbosc to conduct a three-year, longitudinal project understanding the licensing and travel decisions of young Australians:
The aim of this project is to understand the decision-making of young Australians regarding driver licensing and car travel. After decades of growth in car use, young adults are now becoming less likely to get a licence and drive cars. This reduction in car dependence provides an opportunity to reduce road deaths and injuries, road congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. Understanding how and why young adults make decisions about their current and future car mobility could support this societal transformation and enhance sustainability and well-being.