ITS Monday: Edition 38, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week: Public transport and the young, changing streetscapes, e-scooters, smart traffic systems 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!
Now, scroll down, and see what’s in this week’s edition. Oh, and before you do, be sure check out the quickest way to receive our new content via the subscription box just below …
The latest deep data dive by Chris Loader and Charting Transport, and, as the title indicates, the second on this topic. ‘This analysis uses 2016 ABS census data for Melbourne, and data for the years 2012-18 from Melbourne’s household travel survey (VISTA) – all being pre-COVID19.’READ THE ARTICLE
This article draws from Infrastructure Victoria’s recently released report, Fair Move: Better public transport fares for Melbourne. ‘The pandemic has created greater flexibility in work and commerce, and fare reform can not only utilise these benefits, but can address the pre-existing problems.’READ THE ARTICLE
Sydney is looking to make some of its streets a little more business- and pedestrian-friendly, and again it is changes in response to the pandemic. ‘A series of streets and laneways in Sydney’s CBD will be closed to traffic while main streets will have roadside parking spaces converted into al fresco dining spots under a plan to save the city’s hospitality industry.’READ THE ARTICLE
Again Sydney, and again a little more light on/in pedestrianland. ‘A permanent pedestrian zone on George Street in Sydney’s city centre is set to be extended for another kilometre at a cost of about $35 million in an effort to entice people back to the central business district.’READ THE ARTICLE
The first of two scooter-related stories this week. First up, in the the nation’s capital over the Neuron e-scooters began appearing in inner north and inner south Canberra, and Belconnen on Saturday. Neuron will put 750 e-scooters in these areas, while another provider, Beam Mobility, will also soon introduce 750 to the area(s).READ THE ARTICLE
I clipped this article last week, but between then and now I’ve been paywalled – you on the other hand should I hope be able to access the story, one way or another. ‘They have been described as the ultimate commuting solution, the ‘bin chickens of Brisbane’ and a pedestrian nightmare. What’s the real story behind Brisbane’s e-scooter craze?’READ THE ARTICLE
‘… part of a pilot program led by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality in collaboration with ElectReon, a company developing a system that can charge electric vehicles while they are moving, and Dan Bus Company.’READ THE ARTICLE
Just as last week, we finish this week with a story from London. ‘Siemens Mobility Limited and Transport for London (TfL) have announced the launch of Sitraffic Fusion – an all-new adaptive traffic control solution that will be able to optimise traffic flows more intelligently, using connected vehicle data to identify pedestrians, cyclists and public transport vehicles, as well as cars.’READ THE ARTICLE