ITS Monday: Edition 2, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week: COVID and extra car trips, post-pandemic recovery for public transport, the future of cities, parklets, 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 generated by a recently released report from Infrastructure Victoria (included below), entitled Transporting Melbourne’s Recovery: Immediate policy actions to get Melbourne moving. Melbourne in this instance, yes, but I have a feeling that quite a lot of the concerns could ring true across all Australian cities.
‘Infrastructure Victoria has analysed the impact COVID-19 could have on the way we use transport for the next 12 to 18 months, calling on the state government to intervene to stop road congestion and crowding on public transport that could hinder social distancing.’READ THE ARTICLE
And speaking of that Infrastructure Victoria report, here it is, a downloadable PDF. ‘The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant transport disruption. Government should use this time to recalibrate the transport network in Victoria and avoid locking in inefficient and high-risk travel behaviours that create congestion and crowding, and risk public health. Proactive intervention will ensure that Melbourne recovers with improved, safer and more efficient travel behaviours, which will support and sustain economic recovery and benefit all Victorians.’READ THE ARTICLE
The latest blog from David Levinson, in which he considers the role of cities post-pandemic, working from home, the futurist fallacy, transit demand, parking, and the ‘deployment phase of this transition from the 20th Century city to 21st Century new spatial pattern …’.READ THE ARTICLE
An old story in a new place. ‘An extra 7500 vehicles were recorded per day on average at the intersection of Forest and Stoney Creek roads in Bexley after a toll was introduced on the M5 East in mid-2020, government analysis obtained under freedom of information reveals.’READ THE ARTICLE
Parklets: Are they the new black? They certainly seems to be popping up in all sorts of places. This thoughtpiece from iMOVE participant Intelematics considers their long-term viability, placement, community outreach, monitoring and evaluation, and more.READ THE ARTICLE