ITS Monday: Edition 33, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
This week it’s again a strong focus on active transport.
Included this week: Sydney pop-ups, cycling fallacies bingo, a 40 km CAV corridor, a public space concept in Thailand, 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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An update from Transport for NSW about its program of building pop-up cycleways. What has been completed, what is slated, along with a downloadable map. Along with what’s planned, there’s more to happen in this area: ‘Transport for NSW continues to work with other councils to deliver more pop-up cycleways across Greater Sydney and regional areas.’READ THE ARTICLE
This is another of those pieces I’m not sure if I’ve shared here before on ITS Monday (all conveniently compiled here for you), but no matter, it’s a good enough resource to be repeated! The title of this web page really does tell the story of what’s here. Amusingly, there’s also a downloadable Bingo sheet, because ‘If you’ve ever attended a public meeting discussing cycling, or if you’ve ever heard a radio phone-in show cover cycling, then you’ll know the frustration of local politicians or members of the public repeating one of the many fallacies on this site.’READ THE ARTICLE
News from e-scooterland in our nation’s capital. The approved providers in this new share scheme are Beam Mobility and Neuron Mobility, each of whom has a permit for the provision of up to 750 e-scooters each.
READ THE ARTICLE
Leaving Australia, but staying with micromobility, we shift to Canada. Here’s a description of, and update on, a project that ‘… aims to explore public perceptions of shared micromobility in Metro Vancouver, to understand the potential for adoption and integration with regional transit and inform policy, infrastructure needs and best practices for regulation.’READ THE ARTICLE
This news has appeared in our ITS News Roundup on Friday, but I think it’s important, and am including here in case you missed it. It’s a plan is being led by an infrastructure startup called Cavnue, with support from Ford, GM and Waymo.READ THE ARTICLE
And last, another article that could be considered a little out-of-left-field for what I normally curate here. but I think it fits. It’s a concept only (so the title of the article is a little misleading), of ‘repurposing a massive 236,806 ft2 of previously unused space, the project marks Asia’s largest organic rooftop farm. combining the tradition of rice terraces with modern green roof strategies, the team has turned a once neglected area into a lush public place for sustainable food production.’ Like it? Spark any ideas?READ THE ARTICLE