ITS Monday: Edition 37, 2022
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, call for Australian superblocks, EVs and taxes, 2,000km range hydrogen car, e-bike app increases safety, and more.
The article headlines below are:
- Call for a superblock city in Melbourne’s own homage to Catalonia
- Electric vehicle tax unites states in High Court stoush against the Commonwealth
- The new hydrogen car that travels 2,000 kilometers with a single tank
- Volvo delivers electric trucks with fossil-free steel frame rails to customers
- Aussie e-bike riders unlock safer map app
- ‘Congestion has returned to pre-pandemic levels’
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This week’s articles
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We’ve covered the superblock idea before here in ITS Monday, and we’ve also had articles asking for cars to be taken out of the Melbourne CBD. Here we have the concept of the superblock being discussed in an Australian context. “Salvador Rueda is visiting Melbourne this week, urging the city to adopt superblocks, where walking and cycling is given priority over cars, which are restricted to 10km/h and have their parking spaces reclaimed for public open space.”
Related iMOVE project: Your Street, Your Say: Better streets for DarebinREAD THE ARTICLE
“If there is a win for drivers Chris Vanderstock and Kath Davies, who brought the case – backed by the Commonwealth – it paves the way for the federal government to implement its own road user tax that could replace fuel excise in the future.”
Related iMOVE project: Electric vehicles: Supporting uptake, investigating smart chargingREAD THE ARTICLE
Hydrogen-powered cars may not be the frontrunner in the replacement option for petrol=powered cars, but that’s not to say that there isn’t some work going on in that area. In this instance that work is emanating from Volkswagen’s R&D.
Related iMOVE project: Investigating the viability of hydrogen fuel for heavy vehicle useREAD THE ARTICLE
“As the world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo has begun using fossil-free steel in its trucks. The first electric trucks with fossil-free steel are now being delivered to customers.”
Related iMOVE content: An interview with Tim Camilleri, e-Mobility Solutions Manager at Volvo Group AustraliaREAD THE ARTICLE
“An Australian app promising to help new e-bike riders avoid hills and traffic has secured its first partnership, in a deal proponents say could bring Australia closer to “Copenhagen levels” of cycling.”
Related iMOVE project: Safer cycling and street design: A guide for policymakersREAD THE ARTICLE