ITS Monday: Edition 13, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Again, as ever in these calamitous times, I hope you’re staying safe, staying well. I don’t want to be bombarding these weekly articles with COVID-19-related content, but there is no doubt that it is impacting transport, and may well do for some time yet. I’ll do my best to curate well on this topic.
Stories on: share car hoarding, congestion dropping in Sydney, public transport patronage and COVID-19, the lost(?) promise of delivery drones, data and first/last mile freight, 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 …
A new forum iMOVE has added to Linkedin, allowing professionals in the transport industry, plus researchers, start-ups and more to come together and share ideas to implement, or suggestions for future investigation, on how to help transport adapt in this health crisis the world currently finds itself in.
Click on the link, and request to be added – I’ll work on approving your requests as soon as I can. We hope you can join us there!JOIN THE GROUP
While out for a socially-distancing-correct run the other day, I had the thought that customers would probably be avoiding the use of share care services. But, if this data story via Car Next Door is correct, and being reflected by numbers from other providers, my thought was way off.READ THE ARTICLE
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AUSTRALIAN CITIES RIGHT NOW?
Here’s a collection of articles that have as their genesis the data on the drop in both vehicle or pedestrian traffic in some Australian cities.
- Sydney’s peak hour traffic congestion falls 60 per cent – I’ve seen figures in the last week that patronage of Melbourne trams has dropped by 88%. Here’s the data on what’s happening on the normally very-stressed Sydney road network. And here’s an article with the stats for Melbourne roads,
- The Lockdown Effect has some data visualisation of what’s happening in the CBDs of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide, plus other world cities. Also in this article is some interesting data regarding pedestrian traffic in Melbourne.
It’s a small thing (now), but this is a great initiative to help the front-liners in this crisis get where they really need to be. Will such actions and decisions be more widespread at the other end of this?READ THE ARTICLE
‘Minimising health risks has rightly been the focus of discussion during the coronavirus outbreak. This includes efforts to protect both frontline public transport employees and the travelling public. But we should also be concerned about the strategic, financial consequences for transport operators and their workforces.’
This piece was authored by Yale Wong – find out more about Yale in his interview with iMOVE.READ THE ARTICLE
Just to be clear, yes, electric cars and air pollution is a charged, nuanced, polarising debate. And that it’s not really a topic area that iMOVE is involved in. But for other reason that it being an interesting data visualisation-based article, I’m including it in this roundup.
READ THE ARTICLE
‘Together with the city of Atlanta and Georgia Tech, the Socially Aware Mobility Lab uses data and machine learning to look at how on-demand multimodal transit could improve traffic congestion and mobility inequalities.’READ THE ARTICLE
Ahh, the years-long now promise of the skies being at least a little full with drones bringing us packages right to our door, or yard, or wherever it’s a safe space to have a drone land and deliver. But it’s a service that hasn’t really, ahhh, taken off, so Aussie journo Simon Sharwood finds out why not.READ THE ARTICLE
On 1 April 2020 All Nippon Airways added Mobility as a Service (MaaS) functionality to its mobile app, making it easy for passengers ‘to quickly and easily search their whole travel itinerary in Japan by entering the place that they are travelling from, and what time they wish to arrive at the airport.’
Meanwhile, what’s going on with MaaS in Australia? I’m glad you asked – our Maas in Australia page answers that question, and more.READ THE ARTICLE