ITS Monday: Edition 4, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week: COVID public transport patronage, Sweden and the one-minute city, bike boulevards, micromobility 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!
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Not the first article in ITS Monday on this area, and it won’t be the last. Data for this article was sourced from TomTom, and the article also includes figures for e-scooter and bicycle use.READ THE ARTICLE
Staying on the topic of public transport patronage, this article is by Professors Corinne Mulley and John Nelson, both of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, in the The University of Sydney Business School.READ THE ARTICLE
“The bike boulevards, are, I call them super bike friendly,” the mayor said. “They have a variety of treatments that encourage bicycle use and discourage cars. And the vision is to connect areas that need — you know where you have different bike lanes that need connections between them to provide that. So we’ll be having a lot more to say in the coming weeks as we unveil details. … But this is the kind of thing that will make it easier to be a bicyclist in this city — and safer.”READ THE ARTICLE
A new academic paper, in the Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment journal, authored by Rusul L. Abduljabbar, Sohani Liyanage, and one of iMOVE’s research cohort, the Swinburne University of Technology’s Hussein Dia.
‘Despite valuable research contributions that represent fundamental knowledge on this topic, today’s body of research appears quite fragmented in relation to the role of micro-mobility as a transformative solution for meeting sustainability outcomes in urban environments.’READ THE ARTICLE
A data-led analysis from the Greater Auckland website. ‘There are now mountains of studies that show the single biggest determinant to getting people to ride bikes is the availability of a quality and connected bike network made up of safe infrastructure. This was highlighted even more visually last year during lockdown when the absence of cars created temporary ‘safe’ routes and resulted in huge numbers of people exploring their neighbourhoods by bike.’READ THE ARTICLE