ITS Monday: Edition 1, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas. This is the first ITS Monday for 2021. Edition 1 for 2021, but Edition 49 in total.
Included this week: Sydney and cycling, new walkable streets in New York and Paris, the 1 Minute City, data data data, 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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Yes, Victoria Bridge, in Brisbane. On January 24 cars are gone, and the bridge limits its users to Brisbane Metro buses, cyclists and pedestrians.
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Having grown up in Sydney, the ‘hates bikes’ does ring a little true. It’s a point also driven home if ever you read the comments on a news story involving incidents between bikes and cars. Or stories about cycling infrastructure. This story is an update on what’s gone on for cycling infrastructure in the past six months.READ THE ARTICLE
‘What will the future hold? When—and how—will we bounce back in our cities?’ This is a question being asked the world over. The author’s opinion: ‘COVID-19 will reshape the city, but the bounce back could make them more liveable. Agree?READ THE ARTICLE
When I first saw this headline it made me think of the scene in ‘Something About Mary’ in which a character was going to revolutionise the fitness world with his 7-minute abs workout, beating the market-leading 8-minuts abs. But this article, it’s about a plan hatched in Sweden – ‘While the “15-minute city” model promotes neighborhood-level urban planning, Sweden is pursuing a hyper-local twist: a scheme to redesign every street in the nation.’READ THE ARTICLE
‘The pandemic led to a mass experiment in closing streets to cars. New Yorkers embraced the change and want permanent spaces for playing, dining and performing.’READ THE ARTICLE
New York doesn’t have a mortgage on wanting to change its cityscape! Here Paris, a famous street, but a streetscape that in parts doesn’t set the soul on fire. But now the Paris mayor has set aside €250 million to make it a people-happier place.READ THE ARTICLE