ITS Monday: Edition 26, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, overestimation of cars’ importance, more active travel, purple scooters in Brisbane, parking at work, 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!
This week’s articles
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This is something you often hear when talking about streetspace: ‘Retail traders often fear that reducing the amount of urban space made available for parking private vehicles would have a negative effect on their businesses.’ In Berlin the stats on this are in, and they are in this article.READ THE ARTICLE
Research from Alison Lee, of Urbis. It shows that ‘… stepping away from a monoculture of kerbside parking and towards a mixed kerbside of cafe dining and bike parking amongst other uses is not only a positive for amenity but also makes good sense for businesses.’READ THE ARTICLE
Sydney’s most recent COVID troubles are hitting hard, and transport is certainly no exception. ‘The number of people on public transport was about eight per cent of pre-COVID levels, according to new NSW government figures, a sign that the latest restrictions had likely had an immediate impact on mobility across the city. Road traffic also decreased by more than 45 per cent.’READ THE ARTICLE
‘Subsidising employer-paid parking clogs streets, boosts emissions and isn’t fair to commuters who can’t use this perk. But there’s an easy way to fix it.’ Is there a fix in the article? Yes. But it’s a decidedly American fix, which is OK, this article has a US focus.READ THE ARTICLE
This is a Victorian Government media release, so take that into account when looking at the headline. But inside there is some good data news for public transport customers in the state.READ THE ARTICLE
‘Active travel is cheaper, healthier, better for the environment, and no slower on congested urban streets. So how much carbon can it save on a day-by-day basis? And what is its role in reducing emissions from transport overall?’READ THE ARTICLE
Brisbane this week is adding new shared micromobility vehicles to its streets, with 400 e-bikes and 1,000 e-scooters from the provider Beam. They are on the streets and available to use in Fortitude Valley, Bowen Hills, Teneriffe, New Farm, South Bank, and St Lucia.READ THE ARTICLE
‘Electric scooter operator Superpedestrian has acquired Navmatic, a startup that helps micromobility operators locate vehicles and correct their movements in real time.’READ THE ARTICLE