ITS Monday: Edition 38, 2022
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, smarter and greener transport tech for the Brisbane Olympic games, electric cars price drop, superblocks, working from home, Australian green transport ranking, and more.
The article headlines below are:
- Queensland’s high-tech plan to make the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games smarter and greener
- New electric cars for under $45,000? They’re finally coming to Australia – but the battle isn’t over
- Superblocks are not pro-bike or anti-car, they’re all about the evidence
- States ranked in race for green transport
- The impact of COVID-19 and working from home on the workspace retained at the main location office space and the future use of satellite offices
- Keoride celebrates five years
- The city of Atlanta banned e-scooters in 2019. The impact was profound.
- New 48-Volt Quant supercar can go 600 miles on a tank of ‘salt water’
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a recent 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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“With Brisbane to host the 2032 Olympic Games, Queensland is accelerating “smart” and “green” infrastructure projects right across the coast from Coolangatta to Coolum.” This article is from The Conversation, and is written by Davina Jackson, Visiting Scholar, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge.
Related iMOVE project: Developing a low/zero emission transport strategy for AustraliaREAD THE ARTICLE
This too is from The Conversation, written by the Swinburne University of Technology‘s Professor Hussein Dia. “Australia might now have a federal government with stronger climate ambition than the last. But major new policies are still needed to accelerate the road transport transition.”
Related iMOVE project: Electric vehicles: Supporting uptake, investigating smart chargingREAD THE ARTICLE
In last week’s ITS Monday we included an article by a visiting Spanish advocate of superblocks positing the suitability of Melbourne for this planning idea. In this piece Marco Amati Professor in International Urban Planning at RMIT University, and Alexia Yacoubian, an urbanist working for Ethos Urban, champion the idea for Melbourne’s CBD.
Related iMOVE project: Your Street, Your Say: Better streets for DarebinREAD THE ARTICLE
The rankings here are from The Clean Transport Race report, released by the Climate Council. Rankings are based on ‘transport use and policies, including their transition to electric vehicles, plans for public transport, and cycling and walking infrastructure.’READ THE ARTICLE
A new academic article by David Hensher, Edward Wei, and Matthew J.Beck, all of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies. “The main aim of this paper is to explore the extent to which levels of working from home and increased use of rented satellite office space will be linked to changes in the amount of workspace required at the main office that was used pre-COVID-19.”
See all of iMOVE’s projects and articles on Working from Home.READ THE ARTICLE
“Having now delivered over 680k trips since it was started as a trial five years ago, Keoride is now the most successful on-demand public transport service in Australia. The hugely popular on-demand service has been operating in the Pittwater area since it started as a trial in 2017.”READ THE ARTICLE
The results of a Georgia Institute of Technology study in the US city of Atlanta, one of the largest adopters of shared micromobility services in the country. A few results are discussed here, but the big takeaway is that, “e-scooters can potentially save an average of 17.4 percent in travel time for people in the US.” Included in the article is a link to the academic article, Impacts of micromobility on car displacement with evidence from a natural experiment and geofencing policy.READ THE ARTICLE
Yes, it’s a bit of a niche car, not to mention a bit of a niche fuel, but I include this as an indicator that there is a great deal of thinking and work going on in the area of the shift away from internal combustion engines,
READ THE ARTICLE