ITS Monday: Edition 26, 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 avoidance, face masks, reduced pollution, people-friendly streets, legal scooters 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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For some time now there has been a fear that this would happen, and in one of the first Australian states to relax restrictions the data is disappointingly, but perhaps expectedly, pointing to this situation becoming a reality.READ THE ARTICLE
More news from the realm of public transport, this time from NSW. ‘As restrictions on Sydney’s public transport capacity begin to ease, the NSW government is under pressure to implement the wearing of face masks on the network to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while increasing patronage.’READ THE ARTICLE
‘An audit shows the drop in carbon pollution was due to a decline in sales of fuel for light vehicles and domestic aviation.’
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‘Western Sydney faces a planning “nightmare” with more than half a million people commuting out of the region to get to work in just over a decade, a report warns.’ This via a think tank from the University of Western Sydney.READ THE ARTICLE
A blog post by Professor David Levinson (our interview with David here). ‘Cities and their networks exist to easily connect people with each other. We measure that ability in terms of accessibility. The more accessibility, the more opportunity. Opportunity gives choices, and better choices make for happiness (too many choices may paradoxically reduce happiness, but surely that is a problem we would prefer to have than too few.) In short cities and networks allow the pursuit of happiness. So accessibility is about freedom: the freedom to pursue happiness.’READ THE ARTICLE
iMOVE partner Cubic Transportation Systems is expanding its partnership with Moovit to further co-develop mobile experiences that enable travellers to ‘look, book and pay’ for multi-modal journeys.
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‘On June 11, the European Commission released the latest statistics on the number of fatalities in road crashes across Europe. While we are still far from reaching the EU targets, this is good news, as fatalities have fallen 2% between 2018 and 2019.’READ THE ARTICLE
Information on what Melbourne’s Darebin Council is doing to improve the experience of walking, wheeling and riding in the local area, including urban design and landscape elements. What’s happened so far, what’s happening now, and what’s next.READ THE ARTICLE
And just like Darebin, London has plans in the area of a more people-friendly streetscape. ‘Along with London’s boroughs we are creating more space for people to safely walk or cycle as our city emerges from the coronavirus lockdown. Temporary cycle lanes and wider pavements are among the changes we’re making as part of Streetspace for London.’READ THE ARTICLE
Good (legal) news from the UK in the troubled area of e-scooter use. ‘The new framework is expected to allow rental scooter users to use the road and cycle lanes, set a speed limit of 15 mph, and would not require that riders wear a helmet by law.’ No helmets? That could raise the debate temperature!READ THE ARTICLE