ITS Monday: Edition 15, 2023
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, dirty trucks, vision for NSW transport, low-emission zones, more e-bikes, Net Zero logistics and e-scooter sounds.
The article headlines below are:
- Dirty old trucks and sick kids. Melbourne, we’ve got a problem in the west
- New minister outlines vision for NSW transport in first major address
- TRUE data supports proposed New York City low-emission zones
- Toyota aims to derail Australia’s EV strategy – they won’t have it
- The case for making families’ second car an e-bike instead
- Cycling index, England
- Towards a net-zero logistics sector
- On-street testing of universal sound for shared e-scooters begins in London
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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This article is about ‘dirty’ truck in Melbourne’s west, but Australia has dirty trucks all over. “If trucks are continually rumbling down your street, you’re at greater risk of illness, and it builds over time. Even low levels of pollution can damage your health, but long-term exposure increases your risks.” Written by Marion Terrill, Transport and cities program director at the Grattan Institute.
Related iMOVE project outcome: FACTS: A Framework for an Australian Clean Transport StrategyREAD THE ARTICLE
“Speaking at the Smart Energy Council Conference in Sydney, Minister Jo Haylen foreshadowed upcoming announcements about micromobility, improvements to the state’s bus service and a nationally consistent decarbonisation policy framework.”READ THE ARTICLE
“New York City has released a new, long-term strategic climate plan that aims to combat several climate threats and address air quality issues to protect its most vulnerable citizens. The plan, ‘PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done’, was launched by Mayor Eric Adams and touches on three key elements: Climate threats, quality of life, and the green economy.”READ THE ARTICLE
“Toyota is at it again. The automaker’s Australian leader reiterated that Toyota would not be going all-electric despite the federal government’s recent initiatives to boost EV adoption, cut emissions from passenger vehicles, and improve the overall well-being of Australians.”
Related iMOVE project: Electric vehicles: Supporting uptake, investigating smart chargingREAD THE ARTICLE
An opinion piece by Felicity Caldwell, state political correspondent at the Brisbane Times. “Making electric bikes more affordable through government rebates would help society more than subsidies for electric vehicles. While giving motorists incentives to switch to EVs would slash Australia’s CO² emissions – of which passenger cars account for almost 10 per cent – swapping one car for another would do nothing to ease congestion on traffic-clogged roads.”READ THE ARTICLE
The latest cycling stats from England. “This statistical release presents an estimate for changes in cycling levels in England, up to December 2022. These statistics are produced from the Department for Transport automatic traffic cycle counters (ATCs) and they replace the cycling series published as part of the domestic transport usage by mode.” And there has been some change in regards to COVID.READ THE ARTICLE
“In partnership with the Sight Loss Council, the UK’s first on-street testing of acoustic alerts for rental e-scooters is taking place in London, in order to make it easier for people with visual impairments to identify when a vehicle is nearby.”READ THE ARTICLE