ITS Monday: Edition 7, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week: Harsh comments about e-scooter in NSW, time-saving cargo bikes, congestion pricing and more.
It’s a Public Holiday in Victoria today, but we still managed to get ITS Monday out to you this week!
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The state of micromobility in the state of NSW is that it has a sad face, if it has heard these statements from NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance to a NSW budget estimates hearing. “If you go an look at the rest of the world and what’s going on around e-scooters, it’s a disaster. People getting killed, e-scooters getting left on streets, e-scooters littering parks and footpaths, people falling over them.” There’s more along the lines of that quote. Not a fan. Not right now.READ THE ARTICLE
In better news for micromobility, here’s a story out of the UK. E-cargo bikes in Oxford are better able to negotiate traffic and delays due to roadworks, for quicker delivery time of important medicines, along with a cut in emissions.READ THE ARTICLE
“LA Metro’s Traffic Reduction Study will investigate whether congestion pricing can be used to equitably and efficiently manage the region’s roadway network by placing a charge on certain roads, possibly at the busiest times of day or when conditions warrant.”READ THE ARTICLE
Researchers asked how transport systems in Aotearoa New Zealand can optimise psychological wellbeing in the country’s cities. To inform their answer they conducted a literature review, and interviews with transport users and transport and mental health professionals.READ THE ARTICLE