ITS Monday: Edition 20, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
There’s a strong involvement in the selection of articles this week of Sydney, NSW. But the more I read the very, very many articles about the pandemic and transport that are populating my feeds and browser screens, the more I think that many of these issues / fixes that are discussed are universal. The cities, towns, and street names may change, but other than that people across the world are trying to best think about what needs to change now, what may need to change in the future, and for just how long are such changes to stay in place. If temporary measures are successful is the will and drive in place to make them permanent?
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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With schools going back in NSW today, how will the public transport system cope with the increase in custom and maintaining social distancing? This is going to be a big story as Australia opens up bit by bit, in the balancing act of kickstarting an economy while curbing additional additional waves of the coronavirus.READ THE ARTICLE
‘A major urban think tank is backing calls for a lane of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to be set aside for cyclists as the city braces for the resurgence of the daily commute.’READ THE ARTICLE
From increasing road space for bicycles, Sydney is also planning on how to provide more parking to cope with the anticipateded increase in driving-as-commute in a post-pandemic world where people avoid public transport.READ THE ARTICLE
It’s Sydney in the article title again, but in this article it’s Sydney Road in Melbourne that’s being discussed. It’s a story we’ve written about on iMOVE before, in The battle for space on city roads and footpaths.READ THE ARTICLE
Over to London, and the Mayor there too is making big moves, hand-in-hand with Transport for London. Also up as a proposal, a temporary increase in the city’s congestion charge.READ THE ARTICLE
Staying in England, but shifting north to Tyneside, Newcastle has plans to make some streets car-free, remove parking spaces, introduce pop-up cycleways, widened sidewalks, and more 20mph streets.READ THE ARTICLE