ITS Monday: Edition 20, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, the 30-minute city, working from home, electric cars and buses, cycling successes, 5G cycling helmet, 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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A piece from Professor David Levinson. ‘The ease of reaching urban amenities underpins city life. We led a global research team that compared access to jobs in 117 cities across the globe, including eight capital cities in Australia, and examined strategies that might improve transport in our cities.’PhD Candidate, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, and READ THE ARTICLE
This from Wired, which I hope you are able access as there is a paywall. ‘Remote work generally reduces driving. But the travel behavior of telecommuters isn’t as straightforward as it might seem.’
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A recently released academic paper, with contribution from amongst others, Professor Hussein Dia. ‘While there is considerable excitement about their potential, regulators around the world still face big challenges in developing uniform technology-agnostic AV tests to evaluate their performance based on road safety readiness and outcomes.’READ THE ARTICLE
An op-ed from Andrew Constance. ‘A road user charge for electric vehicles should be many, many years off. Not now. Not before we have a reasonably priced electric vehicle market and the right level of supply. First, we need to encourage the uptake.’READ THE ARTICLE
Staying on things electric vehicle, ‘Sydney-based operator Busways has received the first of an order of six Custom-Denning Element electric buses.’
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News from the City of Sydney website, proclaiming that, ‘Sydney’s pop-up cycleways will be in place for up to two years and two popular cycle routes will become permanent under plans approved by the City of Sydney.’ Not only that, but that more cycleways are being planned.READ THE ARTICLE
The capital of Australia is also getting a little proud-shout about its success in the area of cycling too, with news that the American PeopleForBikes organisation in its worldwide rankings is liking the cut of Canberra’s two-wheeled jib (yes, yes, a sailing analogy in a cycling story, but I think it floats).READ THE ARTICLE
‘Australia’s largest telecommunications company has developed a cycle helmet which incorporates 5G technology to provide real-time safety alerts to riders, including about potential hazards such as being doored.’ Telstra has worked on this helmet prototype with manufacturer Arenberg. Featured in the video is Olympic cycling champion, Anna Meares.READ THE ARTICLE
Last, but not least, an academic paper on things micromobility in Switzerland. ‘Shared micromobility services (e-scooters, bikes, e-bikes) have rapidly gained popularity in the past few years, yet little is known about their usage. While most previous studies have analysed single modes, only few comparative studies of two modes exist and none so-far have analysed competition or mode choice at a high spatiotemporal resolution for more than two modes. To this end, we develop a generally applicable methodology to model and analyse shared micromobility competition and mode choice using widely accessible vehicle location data.’READ THE ARTICLE