ITS Monday: Edition 31, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week: Cycling getting its (new) fair share, updated NZ urban development policy, VTOL at the Olympics, 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!
Now, scroll down, and see what’s in this week’s edition. Oh, and before you do, be sure check out the quickest way to receive our new content via the subscription box just below …
An article by Daniel Conley, currently completing his PhD at the University of Adelaide as a Westpac Future Leaders Scholar. ‘… my work and research has shown it’s an ongoing challenge to break away from the ‘normal’ mode for Australia’s urban transport infrastructure planning, which mostly centres around roads for cars.’READ THE ARTICLE
Policy news and directions from New Zealand, for the provision of ‘… well-functioning urban environments that enable all people and communities to provide for their social, economic, and cultural wellbeing, and for their health and safety, now and into the future.’ Links to policy documents and related information.READ THE ARTICLE
Transport for London has launched an pp, called TfL Go, that Londoners can use plan their journeys, offering real-time train schedules as well as information on how to travel at quieter times, such as outside peak hours, to maintain social distancing, and provides options and info for customers with accessibility needs. A warning: This article may well be accompanied by a big, autoplaying video advertisement, so be prepared to click on the pause or mute button!READ THE ARTICLE
Airbus, Groupe ADP, RATP Group, the Île-de-France region and the DGAC (French Civil Aviation Authority) are looking to (possibly) get VTOL aircraft up, up, and away for the 2024 Paris Olympics. At this stage it’s only a feasibility study, so it’s yet to be seen if transport at those Olympics will in fact be citius and altius.READ THE ARTICLE
Lastly this week, and not an area we’ve gone into much on ITS Monday, but I think it fits. It’s a floating garden, the winning design in a competition in Germany, of a dish-shaped structure above a plaza in the Ettlinger Tor area of Germany. Movement, place, and thoughtful design?READ THE ARTICLE