ITS Monday: Edition 41, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week: News about active transport in Melbourne and Sydney, Lime’s move toward MaaS, 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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‘Seismic shifts in the travel behaviour of Melburnians brought about by a three-fold increase in working from home could see 100,000 fewer people going into the city for work, affecting the number of commuting trips for more than a decade.’ That’s the opening paragraph, and the article goes on to quote various transport experts, including some data modelling work from the National Institute of Economic Research.READ THE ARTICLE
Staying in Melbourne (no local bias, but just as there has been a heightened infection rate there has also been heightened reaction, pals, etc. for the city’s transport future), news of 100 kilometres of new and improved cycling routes in and around Melbourne. This may have been touched on in earlier editions of ITS Monday, but I think it bears repeating. This press release from VicHealth also touches on a recent 1,000-person survey about their commuting plans when COVID restrictions are eased.READ THE ARTICLE
Another document hosted by VicHealth,with research from advocacy group, Victoria Walks. ‘This report looks at how people travel around Melbourne, with a particular focus on the role of walking and access to suburban shopping centres. It includes analysis of Melbourne household travel data captured through the Victorian Integrated Survey of Travel and Activity (VISTA). No publicly available, detailed analysis of this data set has previously been carried out to understand the role of walking in the transport system. Like all household travel surveys, VISTA underreports short trips including walking, but it is one of the best sources of data on walking currently available.’READ THE ARTICLE
News from NSW, and government plans to ‘… contribute $1 million to help the City of Sydney create an additional 9,000m2 of public space for pedestrians in the heart of the city.’ The particular focus and driver of change here is the South East light rail.READ THE ARTICLE
An interesting take on how different countries and cities approach and experience commuting, mainly in this article in terms of public and active transport. ‘As next steps, we need to include everyone at the table – cities, states, citizens, start-ups, and corporates to actively engage in how we shall shape the future of mobility.’READ THE ARTICLE
‘Micromobility firm Lime has gone live with Lime Platform – a new platform it hopes will make it the most reliable option for all shared, electric vehicle trips under five miles. The platform is dedicated entirely to micromobility services and represent’s Lime’s long-term strategy to become a Mobility-as-a-Service platform.’READ THE ARTICLE