ITS Monday: Edition 14, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas. It’s ITS Monday, but on a Tuesday. The post-Easter edition.
Stories on: the removal of cars from streets, planning for MaaS, bikes in the Netherlands, and New Zealand’s street innovation program.
And again, please take a look at our new Linkedin group, COVID-19 & Transport: Responses to the crisis.
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 …
In previous editions of ITS Monday we’ve linked to articles detailing how much of a decrease there has been in road traffic, and public transport patronage. But in Victoria, there’s a number that isn’t dropping – our road toll.READ THE ARTICLE
There’s a few articles on this theme this week – congestion has dropped due to COVID-19, it will be back, what might we learn… It is of course an area that concerns cities across the world. This article has been written by someone within the Boston Consulting Group, and has a US focus.READ THE ARTICLE
‘The coronavirus pandemic presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for cities to remake their streets by taking space away from cars and giving it to pedestrians and bicyclists — permanently.’ This article takes a look at what’s happening in a few cities across the world.READ THE ARTICLE
Another article along the theme of road closures, this one telling the tale from a Canadian perspective.READ THE ARTICLE
This is by Meead Saberi, Senior Lecturer at the University of NSW. The subject of this article is contained in its opening: ‘Traffic jams may have disappeared from our roads as people stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but we can be confident they will be back. Scientists have studied traffic and congestion for decades.’READ THE ARTICLE
By John Nuutinen, CEO at SkedGo. This article makes a strong argument for acknowledging that yes, these are difficult times, but it’s not a time to stop planning for what’s ahead. This is an article on Linkedin, so it may require you to login to read.
SkedGo, by the way, is one of the participants in our MaaS trial in Sydney project.READ THE ARTICLE
This article kicks off with a startling graphic – the density of cycleways in Northern Europe. The article provides a history of how it came to be in the Netherlands, a snapshot of bicycle ownership and usage, and more.READ THE ARTICLE
‘Victoria is still striving to become a world-class cycling location. A lack of safety is the major barrier to people getting on their bikes. How it feels to ride a bicycle has an impact on people’s willingness to ride. BikeSpot 2020 provides the opportunity for all Victorians to share their perceptions of cycling safety and help develop new insights for the prioritisation of cycling safety improvements.’
The public is invited to mark unsafe spots on a map, and to make comments upon the posted spots.READ THE ARTICLE
From our friends at the New Zealand Transport Agency. This ‘program aims to make it faster and easier to transition our streets to safer and more liveable spaces.’ Click through to what’s driving the program, a project roadmap, case studies, resources, and more.READ THE ARTICLE