ITS Monday: Edition 13, 2022
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
It’s been a few weeks since the last issue, what with all the long weekends these past couple of weeks, so this week is a bumper edition!
Included this week, WFH, MaaS, street spaces, road removal, electric cars, the big question of ‘What will it take to change our transport behaviours’?, & 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
Now, scroll down, and see what’s in this week’s edition. Oh, and before you do, be sure check out the quickest way to receive our new content via the subscription box just below …
From the University of Sydney website, on WFH, so of course ITLS’ Founding Director, Professor David Hensher is quoted, working with us on several projects in this area. And Working from Home has been a driver of significant change during the pandemic.READ THE ARTICLE
Thoughts from Sampo Hietanen, Founder and CEO, of MaaS Global and Whim on, of course, MaaS. There’s a short text piece here, and also a 12-minute video of a talk he gave at Mexico Automotive Summit.READ THE ARTICLE
Speaking of MaaS and of the University of Sydney and its Institute of Transport and Logistics studies, is this new academic paper, with authors James Bushell, Rico Merkert, and Matthew J.Beck.READ THE ARTICLE
An academic paper, from the Journal of Transport Geography. The authors are Chris De Gruytera and Seyed Mojib Zahraeeb of RMIT University, and William Young from Monash University. And yes, the research stems from work in the Melbourne CBD.READ THE ARTICLE
This concerns results of a US-based study. “As part of our Asphalt Art Initiative, a new study found that city streets became considerably safer for pedestrians after incorporating art into roadway redesigns. Also in this story is a link to the full report from this study, which I’ll also paste in here: Asphalt Art Safety Study: Historical crash analysis and observational behavior assessment at asphalt art sites.READ THE ARTICLE
“In this article Associate Professor Kimberly Nicholas, a sustainability scientist at Lund University in Sweden, reports on recent research investigating what have been the most effective interventions in reducing car use in European cities.”READ THE ARTICLE
“New research reveals having an electric vehicle would mean less emissions than a fossil-fuelled car – but the extent to which electric vehicles can lower emissions varies in each state. Much depends on how much electricity is generated from renewable sources, such as solar, wind and hydro.”READ THE ARTICLE
This article “…highlights various highway removal projects, discussing how these interventions restore the urban fabric, reknit communities and recover urban spaces for city dwellers.”READ THE ARTICLE
“Perceptions of the walking environment can encourage or discourage walking for transport. However, the influence of the built environment (BE) on pedestrians’ perceptions of the walking environment has not been fully understood. To address this gap, the present research investigates how BE characteristics of a suburban walking environment are associated with the perceptions of attractiveness (i.e., pleasantness, friendliness), safety, and security.” Authors are variously from QUT, CARRS-Q, and Monash University, and the paper is derived from research on/in Brisbane.READ THE ARTICLE
“One of Sydney CBD’s busiest streets will be transformed into a tree-lined boulevard under plans to widen footpaths for al fresco dining and add a separated cycleway that will provide a missing link in the city’s bicycle network.”READ THE ARTICLE
The headline says it all, a new electric bus depot in Currumbin will be completely powered by renewable energy, including a 56-kilowatt solar panel array.READ THE ARTICLE
News about the Yara Birkeland has been bubbling along for a couple of years now, but as of the week of 9 April the electric autonomous container ship had its first commercial voyage.READ THE ARTICLE
Talk about your big questions! This is from New Zealand, written by Alan Brent, Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, School of Engineering and Computer Science at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington.READ THE ARTICLE
And here we are, article number 14 in this bumper edition of ITS Monday. “Skyrocketing petrol prices are driving commuters towards ebikes in record numbers and making the switch could save thousands of dollars a year.” But just how big are the savings? Are there savings? Again this an article from New Zealand, and the amounts and data provided is from NZ.READ THE ARTICLE