ITS Monday: Edition 22, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
With the Public Holiday this week ITS Monday makes a special Tuesday appearance. Included this week: Transport planning and smart city tools, a new cycling-friendly intersection, the need for more pop-up bike lanes, reorganising footpaths, and more.
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a new series of interviews with transport professionals – Effects of COVID on the transport sector – what they see now, what they would like to happen post-pandemic, and what they think will happen. If you’d like to be join this conversation, drop us a line!
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This article is driven by research results from a few organisations on methods to improve Australia’s transport networks. Particularly interesting are the comments from City of Melbourne chief digital officer, Michelle Fitzgerald, on how the city is increasingly making use of smart city elements.READ THE ARTICLE
Speaking of Melbourne, here’s some news from VicRoads, about a new intersection that will keep cyclists and cars separate, providing a significant improvement in safety for cyclists.READ THE ARTICLE
Work from PhD candidate Afshin Jafari from the RMIT Centre for Urban Research. ‘The simulation model shows that areas beyond the CBD radius are expected to feel the pressure of more cyclists on the road.’READ THE ARTICLE
Continuing a strong cycling theme this week is this story from New Zealand, ahead of its government proposing to let bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters use footpaths at a maximum speed of 15 kilometres per hour.READ THE ARTICLE
It’s Melbourne in the headline here but substitute any city or town in reconsidering what we could do to re-organise the makeup of streets and footpaths.
Quotes in this article from Thami Croeser, who we interviewed recently in Thami Croeser on COVID-19 and transportREAD THE ARTICLE
A US-focussed piece on how to attempt to lure (some) commuters back to public transport, plus how to work and fund infrastructure in this new world, and what can be added to the transport mix to help lessen any new congestion on the roads. ‘Coming out of this, there will be still a lot of demand for transportation that is economical, that is environmentally more sustainable than single-occupancy vehicles.’READ THE ARTICLE