ITS Monday: Edition 17, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Surprise, surprise, another week dominated by coronavirus-infected stories.
Stories on: possible shifting of infrastructure dollars in NSW, Melbourne’s ideas on transport planning for the future, transport usage post-pandemic, MaaS and the new normal, and more.
And again, please take a look at our new Linkedin group, COVID-19 & Transport: Responses to the crisis.
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 state’s top transport bureaucrat is flagging a shift in major project investment to Sydney’s west if the COVID-19 pandemic leads to population growth slowing down in other areas of the city.’READ THE ARTICLE
An executive summary of Infrastructure Victoria’s report, Good move: Fixing transport congestion – March 2020.’ It floats ideas for reducing pressure on the state’s transport system, because ‘There needs to be a change to the way Victorians use the transport system if we want to reduce congestion and get the most out of our big infrastructure projects.’READ THE ARTICLE
An article by Dan Berkovits, Director of Strategy at mobility company, Via. His focus, is that ‘… there’s one critical consideration that must be addressed immediately: how to meet the transportation needs of essential workers and ensure that communities, especially the most vulnerable, have access to food, medicine, and critical services.’READ THE ARTICLE
This story is from Britain, that starts will poll results suggesting that even with a reduction in the spread of coronavirus that public transport will continue to suffer a downturn in patronage, with fear of disease driving people to use their cars to commute. But what could offset that is that the current situation of many people working from home may well continue post-pandemic. The article has the poll results, and a few questions for transport planners to consider.READ THE ARTICLE
Data from TomTom for various world cities, showing the ‘… differing impact on traffic flows shows how the restrictions evolved in different cities worldwide, where they’re loosening, and where they’re coming back.’READ THE ARTICLE
Norbert Schindler, founder and CEO of GNSS Consulting, in an article about the state of play of Mobility as a Service in his home city of Vienna.READ THE ARTICLE
France is looking ahead to a post-pandemic world, and is considering ways to change transport behaviour with an eye to both congestion and pollution reduction, through some good, old-fashioned fiscal encouragement.READ THE ARTICLE
‘A study finds that California lockdown restrictions reduced crashes that kill or seriously injure people to 200 a day, down from 400 in the same period last year.’ That’s a good start, but it still sounds way too many!READ THE ARTICLE