ITS Monday: Edition 7, 2023
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, 15-minute neighbourhood faux war, heightened car pollution warning, troubles in EV and e-scooter land, and more.
The article headlines below are:
- Transportist: Is the 15-minute city a cage?
- Traffic pollution could be far more dangerous than previously thought, researchers say
- Why Australia is running behind on electric vehicles
- Drivers asked to go without a car in Uber experiment
- More than 200 cars deregistered over EV road user tax
- Calls to legalise e-scooters on SA roads continues, after Liberals’ proposed legislation is knocked back
- CSIRO, Boeing to create roadmap for sustainable skies
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a recent 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!
This week’s articles
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Author David Levinson answers his own question at the top of the article, and that answer is a solid, “No.” A backgrounder here on just what a 15-minute city – or more correctly a 15-minute neighbourhood – is, and how the idea is being misrepresented by a small but noisy band of conspiracy theorists.READ THE ARTICLE
“Traffic pollution likely causes more than 11,000 premature deaths in Australia a year, new modelling by climate researchers has revealed.” Research from a study conducted by the Melbourne Climate FuturesREAD THE ARTICLE
““The slow uptake of EVs has meant Australia is playing catch-up with other countries which have already recognised the economic opportunities from the EV transition,” says senior policy officer at the Electric Vehicle Council, Natalie Thompson.”
Related iMOVE project: Electric vehicles: Supporting uptake, investigating smart chargingREAD THE ARTICLE
“Fifty Australian drivers will be challenged to give up their cars for a month and replace driving with ride-share trips, rental cars, e-bikes and scooter rides as part of a social experiment.” That’s what Uber’s One Less Car trial is doing, with participants in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra. The trial began last week.READ THE ARTICLE
Whether it’s due to protest, forgetfulness, or a flaw in the state’s system of paying for EV on-road kilometres, a number of Victorians have had their vehicles deregistered.
READ THE ARTICLE
Yes, the situation regarding the legality of e-scooters in South Australia is just as confusing and confounding as it is in other Australian states and territories.
READ THE ARTICLE
“CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and Boeing Australia have partnered to deliver a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Roadmap to assist in decarbonising the aviation industry, which contributes 2.5 per cent of the world’s total carbon dioxide emissions.”
- Related iMOVE project: Experiments on consumer preferences for sustainable airlines
- Related iMOVE content: Emma Whittlesea: Flying toward Net Zero