Lily Hirsch

Lily Hirsch
Mackie Research

PhD

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April 2012 - October 2014
Central Queensland University
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (28)
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Te Ara Mua – Future Streets is a before-after study of a neighbourhood street retrofit in Māngere, Auckland, New Zealand. The goal of the Te Ara Mua – Future Streets intervention was to make active travel modes safer and easier, and to reflect local cultural identity. This paper focuses on one aspect of the study evaluation – to understand if walki...
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Taking a socio-technical systems approach, the aim of this chapter is to describe the barriers and enablers to innovative street projects that promote wellbeing. We explore these barriers and enablers through the lens of five proposed, current, or delivered niche street re-design projects or programmes in Aotearoa New Zealand. Through a thematic an...
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In 2016 in New Zealand, pedestrians accounted for 7.6% (n=25) of all road fatalities and 6.6% (n=257) of serious injuries (Ministry of Transport, 2017). The aim of this research was to analyse a sample of pedestrian deaths and serious injury (DSI) cases to understand the contribution of Safe System gaps in serious harm outcomes. A sample of 100 ped...
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There is an increased risk of death or serious injury for occupants who did not wear a seat belt in a crash. In New Zealand, between 2006 and 2016, the non-use of seat belts accounted for 19-30% of the overall motor vehicle road deaths, and this figure shows no sign of decreasing. It is important to better understand the contextual factors associat...
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In New Zealand, high-risk rural intersections are an important area of focus for reducing deaths and serious injuries. Accordingly, the Rural Intersection Active Warning System (RIAWS) was developed to reduce traffic speed on major road intersection approaches when the potential for a collision exists. Electronic variable speed limit (VSL) or ‘Slow...
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Crammed together in tight folds of humanity, the suburban rail passengers of Mumbai, India, experience the most densely crowded trains in the world (Basu & Hunt, 2012). Whilst the immediate physical descriptors of crowdedness in Mumbai are well understood (Hirsch, 2016), there is little knowledge of the effect this has on the multitude of passenger...
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Mumbai's (India) suburban rail system has the world's most densely crowded trains (Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd, 2013) and risks to passengers' safety and security are high. While a number of papers and reports analyse threats to passenger security from a government or policy perspective, there is a dearth of literature about the impact of...
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While in European art there has been a long tradition of the depiction of people at work, this only formed part of the art repertoire in India in the early part of the 20th century. Kiron Sinha, one of the Bengal School of artists, sketched and painted people at work in rural India thus providing us with a record of the nature of rural work from th...
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The rise in use and changing nature of the Internet has led to an increase in the number of people using discussion forums and social networking sites for the purpose of online social interaction, sharing experiences, and learning. Whilst researchers have begun to capitalize on the increasing pool of online participants for research online, very fe...
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Background: The efficiency of running a metropolitan railway in part relates to the number of people that can be accommodated on trains and platforms and the time taken for boarding and alighting. However, the crowd density tolerance and experience of rail-users is not well understood, especially in an Australian context. In particular, there has b...
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In a world with increasingly crowded rail networks, there is a limited understanding of passenger’s experiences and choices in the enclosed moving space of the carriage. This paper will explore influences of internal carriage design on passenger’s chosen location within the carriages of suburban trains in India and in Australia. An understanding of...
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The daily rail commute for over 6.4 million Indians on the ‘lifeline of Mumbai’ is more than a simple mode of transport: it is a complex storyboard of shared experiences. In peak times, with a super-dense-crush-load of up to 16 people per meter square, Mumbaikers have developed methods to endure minimal motility and sometimes cessation as the endle...
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Metrics such as passengers per square metre have been developed to define optimum or crowded rail passenger density. Whilst such metrics are important to operational procedures, service evaluation and reporting, they fail to fully capture and convey the ways in which passengers experience crowded situations. This paper reports findings from a two y...
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For many people in Australia, crowding is a major issue and an unavoidable aspect of their daily rail commute. Australian passenger experiences, perceptions of, and their reactions to crowding are not well understood. To gain an understanding of passenger perceptions and tolerance of railway crowding and the impact of passenger behaviour on the cro...
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This report was commissioned by the CRC for Rail Innovation to investigate the effectiveness of engineering, enforcement and education approaches to improving safety for motorists and rail users at the road/rail interface. The project reviews the literature into each of these approaches, with particular emphasis on their relevancy to the Australian...

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Papers and research about the benefits of ethnographic research methods.