The quality of city traffic has a deep impact on business and strongly influences the people's perception of the livability of any city. Melbourne is a dispersed city that spans an area of over 40 km in diameter. Although it has the largest tram network in the world, transport by car is a necessity for many people. When we also take into account the continuous growth of the city and the permanent increase of the number of cars on the road, it becomes clear that traffic management is crucial to the everyday life of the city. Researchers at IBM Research - Australia collaborate with VicRoads, Victoria's highway department, to improve traffic management by introducing innovative analytics on traffic and road consumption data.