ITS Monday: Edition 28, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week: Giving active transport a boost, road safety grants in Victoria, transport master plan progress in Vancouver, 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!
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 …
‘One of the state’s top planners says COVID-19 presents a “generational catastrophe” that will reshape every aspect of how Australian cities are planned, and put major developments in Melbourne into question.’
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The Victorian Government is giving local councils across Victoria the chance to receive up to $100,000 for projects focussed on making local roads safer, through a Transport Accident Commission grants program. Visit the link for more information about the grant program, including dates, guidelines, and how to apply.READ THE ARTICLE
This is the beginning of the development of a Principal Pedestrian Network in order to fully understand the walking and cycling issues and opportunities throughout Warrnambool, Victoria. ‘Over the past few months, more people than ever have been walking for exercise, and that’s terrific to see. What the Principal Pedestrian Network is looking at is what physical infrastructure can we put in place to encourage more people to either walk or ride a bike as a method of transport’, says Warrnambool Mayor Tony Herbert.READ THE ARTICLE
North to Queensland, and just as in Warrnambool the state of Queensland is looking to continuing the grow the cause of active transport. ‘Active transport, in particular, is a great way to improve your health and fitness, reduce the cost of transport and avoid peak hour traffic. Take a look at the benefits of active transport, and some tips on how to reboot your commute.’ It looks like this is something of a social media campaign happening around this, with the hashtag #RebootYourCommute.READ THE ARTICLE
An article by John Simlett, of EY. ‘As people and economies around the world tentatively start to shake off their paralysis and get moving again, we are faced with the rare chance to make some important choices about how much we want the future to look like the past.’ Thoughts that I’m sure are happening all over the world! If not, why not?READ THE ARTICLE
This is a little bit away from our regular brief, talking about electric rather than connected cars, but it’s interesting nonetheless to see how other countries are looking to help bring on change. It also highlights that so successful is the European pricing for electric vehicles, gaining stock for the Australia market is made more difficult.READ THE ARTICLE