ITS Monday: Edition 29, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, new NSW transport plan, the pandemic effect on traffic, trees, ferries, more trouble in scooter land, 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!
This week’s articles
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The New South Wales government has launched a plan that aims to promote walking, electric vehicles and public transport as attractive alternatives to the car for residents in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region. And conveniently, there’s a link to that very report in this article.
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As the pandemic continues, so to does the data tell a continuing story. This particular data story is from Transurban’s full year results, and points to traffic movement on its nine Sydney toll roads. Additionally, there are results from the company’s Urban Mobility Trends report, particularly in regards to public transport, patronage across Australia’s capital cities.READ THE ARTICLE
A topic a little bit out of left field, but it is something we’ve mentioned on iMOVE (see our interview with Dr Dorina Pojani). In this article tree coverage in eight cities is, ahem, covered: Melbourne, Bologna, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Cambridge (USA), Oslo, Paris, and Vancouver. This is all derived from a research project out of the Senseable City Lab, at MIT.READ THE ARTICLE
This article has a USA focus, and takes the stance that, ‘As the nation recovers from the global pandemic, there’s a greater need than ever to empower the digital transformation of transportation networks’, offering up four “fixes”. It’s written by John Roberti is senior vice president, government relations and strategy, at (iMOVE partner) Cubic Corporation.READ THE ARTICLE
And to end this week’s edition of ITS Monday, another story from NZ, and another on the enfant terrible of the new mobility mode world, the e-scooter. People, and when I say people in this instance it’s the pedestrian advocacy group Living Streets Aotearoa, are not happy with our new two-wheeled electric friends.READ THE ARTICLE