ITS Monday: Edition 46, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week: transport planners vs parking plans, the demise of share bikes, bike lanes, free public transport, 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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We highlighted a story on this in last week’s ITS Monday. The dust having had time to settles on the idea, and transport planners are weighing in on the decision. As you might glean from the headline, it’s not an idea held in high regard. Amongst those weighing in are Elliot Fishman, who we interviewed a little while ago.READ THE ARTICLE
The share bike, in Brisbane, is dead. Long live the e-share bike in Brisbane. Yes, Brisbane City Council has taken the decision to scrap the CityCycle shared bicycle scheme, which has been running since 2010. In 2021 the council will tender for a trial of 2000 electric bikes.READ THE ARTICLE
This article looks at what has happened in Copenhagen, Denmark, and how Oslo, New York, Seville, and London are looking to Copenhagen for inspiration and validation for their aspirations in ramping up their bike lane programs.READ THE ARTICLE
Speaking of learning from other cities, London knows full well that the introduction of e-scooters into a city’s transport ecosystem can be troublesome. And not being the first city to do so has it advantages, as the article remarks, ‘London is notably late to the party when it comes to deploying e-scooters on its streets, but that is potentially to its advantage.’READ THE ARTICLE
The problem of getting customers back to using public transport post-pandemic is one that many places across the world are grappling with. In Brussels a budget increase for the sector has brought about a program of heavy incentivisation.READ THE ARTICLE