ITS Monday: Edition 18, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Stories on: a new book by David Hensher, reasons for recent supermarket shortages, COVID-19-based stories from Brisbane, Sydney, and Victoria, scooter hope and more.
And again, please take a look at our new Linkedin group, COVID-19 & Transport: Responses to the crisis.
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A new book, from friend of iMOVE, Professor David Hensher, written for transport regulators, planners, operators, researchers and educators. Get a synopsis of the book, or place your order, via the link above/below.READ THE ARTICLE
This has been quite the thing to ponder over the last six weeks or so. Margaret Simons in this The Saturday Paper article posits that weaknesses in our supply chain(s) have been known about since 2012, and goes on to investigate the reasons for our recent shelf shortages.READ THE ARTICLE
Now begins our tour of COVID-19-related stories from along the east coast of Australia. First Brisbane, and a tales that taking place right around the world just now, a surge in people taking up cycling. And again like other places in the world Brisbane is wondering if it can help to maintain this mode shift post-pandemic.READ THE ARTICLE
Moving south, to Sydney. Slowly but surely, Sydneysiders are making their way back on to public transport to the tune of just over 20%, and with an increase of getting back into their cars and on to the road network of just over 10%. It’s a trend the NSW Government is watching closely.READ THE ARTICLE
Completing our sweep down the east coast, is this first of two articles about Victoria and COVID-19 transport matters. The Melbourne city centre is looking to remove car parking spots to make way for more footpath space, along with building 12 kilometres of pop-up cycling lanes will be built. Further, the City of Melbourne is hoping that such changes although built to help the expected increase in foot traffic in the city as pandemic restrictions are eased, that post-pandemic people will maintain mode shift, and these footpath and cycling lane changes will be permanent.READ THE ARTICLE
The second Victorian story, this with a data-based look at the changes wrought by the lockdown upon the entire state, by day of the week, time of day, and/or distance from the city centre.READ THE ARTICLE
‘The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has addressed the European institutions on the progressive resumption of services and the survival of urban public transport and local mobility services, in an Open Letter sent in the lead-up to the next EU Council meeting.’READ THE ARTICLE
A report looking at the takeup of scooters worldwide. While the pandemic has put a hit on 2020, and will continue to see a tough year for scooter usage right through to the end of the year, optimism remains high for the run up to 2024.READ THE ARTICLE
‘Volvo has been testing autonomous vehicle systems for nearly a decade, plans to begin offering the technology for select highway applications in 2022, available as an over-the-air software upgrade.’READ THE ARTICLE
A short history of how testing of autonomous vehicles has been carried out to date, along with an invitation to contribute to NTC’s broader consultation on the guidelines for testing going forward.READ THE ARTICLE