ITS Monday: Edition 41, 2023
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, AUS electric truck record, promoting large-scale adoption of e-cargo bikes, e-scooter stats, NSW real-time train delay info, and more.
The article headlines below are:
- Electric truck completes 1185-kilometre trip
- Biking the goods: How North American cities can prepare for and promote large-scale adoption of e-cargo bikes
- Sidewalks should be designed for people, not cars
- Queensland scooter spend streets ahead of other states
- NSW commuters to get text real-time notifications during transport delays
- Joby and Volocopter fly air taxis in New York City
- Victoria to introduce first hydrogen buses across Melbourne
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a recent 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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A Volvo FH Electric heavy-duty truck has made what is to date Australia’s longest journey by electric truck, a 19-hour trip from Brisbane to Canberra.
Related iMOVE content: FACTS: A Framework for an Australian Clean Transport Strategy and Alternative FuelsREAD THE ARTICLE
A downloadable PDF document is available at the link, containing data and opinions from key public and private sector stakeholders and building on the expertise of the Urban Freight Lab, along with nine recommendations and 21 actions for urban planners across the following four main thematic areas.
Related iMOVE article: Micromobility Info, Projects & ResourcesREAD THE ARTICLE
A look at the problematic area of footpath design, in this instance in Toronto, Canada. “When engineers design streets, they start the process using the values of the engineering profession. The engineer doesn’t stop to consider that their values might be questioned by others — that their core values might, in fact, be rejected by most of society.”
Related iMOVE article: The rise and rise of the kerbREAD THE ARTICLE
“The largest study into Australia’s e-scooter economy has found their riders contributed $728 million to the Australian economy in 2022, with Queensland accounting for more than any other state or territory.”
Related iMOVE content: Active Transport: Info, Projects &; ResourcesREAD THE ARTICLE
A Channel 9 video story, advising that NSW commuters will be able to receive text message alerts when local train lines are experiencing issues and delays.
Related iMOVE content: Intelligent Transport Systems
Services haven;t begun in NYC, rather two makers showcased their vehicles ahead of a planned start for their increased appearance in the city’s skies in 2025.
Related iMOVE article: Drone Transport: Info, Projects & ResourcesREAD THE ARTICLE
“The Victorian government has announced that two Australian-made and designed hydrogen buses will be introduced to Melbourne’s west, as the state government ramps up its transition to a cleaner and more sustainable bus fleet. Victorian public transport minister Gabrielle Williams launched the buses at Transit Systems’ West Footscray bus depot, which will run the two hydrogen buses to service routes across Footscray, Williamstown, Moonee Ponds and Sunshine.”READ THE ARTICLE