ITS Monday: Edition 38, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, hydrogen and electric vehicles news, an excellent new Australian data dashboard, and possible and definite changes afoot in Melbourne.
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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This is a fine piece of work generated by TraNSIT, the CSIRO’s Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool. In once screen see a snapshot of what’s happening on Australia’s freight and logistics network(s). What’s being moved, how it’s being moved, average trip time and distance … all of this and more. There’s a lot being shown on this dashboard!VISIT THE WEBSITE
Last week the NSW Government released its hydrogen strategy, Amongst its intentions is ‘… to turn the state into a world-leading producer of net-zero hydrogen, providing $3 billion in incentives to dramatically reduce production cost.’ Not all hydrogens are equal, and it was good to see discussion on the promise and potential of green hydrogen in the state’s strategy.READ THE ARTICLE
Speaking of hydrogen, a Toyota Mirai travelled quite a long way in California last week single 5.65kg tank of hydrogen. A great result, but the use of hydrogen in cars is still a hotly debated issue. ‘While fuel-cell technology has several distinct advantages over battery electric vehicles – such increased range, and shorter ‘recharging’ times – it has failed to develop comparable mass-market appeal, largely due to high manufacturing costs and a lack of infrastructure.’READ THE ARTICLE
Norway’s had quite the shift over the last decade: ‘Only 10 years ago diesel cars accounted for 75 per cent of new sales in Norway. Today they make up just 2.3 per cent. So what’s driving the battery boom?’READ THE ARTICLE
In a table on the article above, the UK was sitting about halfway. But recent problems with fuel shortage, plus the rising cost of petrol, might see the UK rise a few places.
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‘Cash incentives for cyclists, higher kerbside parking fares and new charges for motorists could pave the way to Melbourne’s post-pandemic recovery.’ I’m sure that will all happen with little or no controversy! This all stems from a report commissioned by the City of Melbourne, and provided by Deloitte and PBA Transit Planning.READ THE ARTICLE
The answer to ‘Is there an ongoing future for the parklet?’ has been answered by the Yarra City Council. At a meeting in late September that council supported the introduction of a new permanent program and parklet policy.READ THE ARTICLE