ITS Monday: Edition 45, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week: demographics and public transport use, a controversial parking plan, the all-round safety benefits of cycleways, 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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The latest in a series from Chris Loader’s Charting Transport blog. Very much data0based, this ‘third post in a series looks at the relationship between public transport mode share and parenthood, the year in which people were born, whether people were born in Australia or overseas, and how recently immigrants arrived in Australia.’READ THE ARTICLE
This has caused quite a bit of discussion online! ‘The City of Melbourne is considering cutting the cost of parking in the CBD and seeking a reduction in the congestion tax in a bid to encourage motorists to return to the city centre.’READ THE ARTICLE
Meanwhile, in Sydney this is a a quite different approach to transport matters post-pandemic. ‘A two-way cycleway will be built down a section of Sydney’s well-known Oxford Street as part of a push to fill in the missing links in the CBD’s bike network.’READ THE ARTICLE
And speaking of separated cycle ways, this report on a 13-year USA study of safety aspects of cycleways. It finds that ‘… protected bike lanes led to a drastic decline in fatalities for all users of the road.’READ THE ARTICLE
In the UK, serious (?) noise is being made about transport adjustments to lessen congestion. ‘The UK government is to push ahead with a new wave of traffic reduction schemes to help more people walk and cycle, telling councils that while they must properly consult on new projects, they should also not be derailed by a minority of noisy opponents.’READ THE ARTICLE
Yes yes, the headline contains the word ‘maven’ (uggh). This is the tale of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, and its work in creating partnerships to tackle its congestion problem.READ THE ARTICLE
Details of a recent announcement by Transport for London (TfL). A ‘… third of the capital’s 33 boroughs have expressed an interest in taking part in e-scooter rental schemes, with a year-long trial due to start next Spring. TfL has launched a competition to select up to three operators to take part in the trial.READ THE ARTICLE
To finish this week’s ITS Monday, we stay in London, and a call from some MPs looking to implement a tax-payer funded discount scheme to offer financial incentives to anyone considering buying a new electric bike.READ THE ARTICLE