ITS Monday: Edition 6, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Stories on: two cities versus cars, MaaS and the future of urban mobility, bicycle lane design in Melbourne, and cities versus share bikes and scooters, and more.
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 cautionary tale? Be careful what you wish for …? Or alarmist journalism? In the article are quotes from Professor Tony Travers, the director of LSE London and transport historian Christian Wolmar, and a comparison with transport times in late-Victorian era London.READ THE ARTICLE
Staying on the topic of cities and cutting down on car traffic, let’s travel through the Chunnel to the German city of Utrecht. Already rather pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly, it’s planning to push active transport even further in the transport mix. Pending local approval, this plan would be up and running in four years.READ THE ARTICLE
An interview with Matt Cole, the former President of Cubic Transportation Systems (and iMOVE partner!) — covered is MaaS, Cubic’s work with Transport for NSW, public-private partnerships, a big picture view of what can be expected in 2020 and beyond, by way of progress, and more.READ THE ARTICLE
Just as the title says, Melbourne has been thinking bikes. This article from the Bicycle Network cherry picks a few quotes, and, more importantly links to the design guide itself.READ THE ARTICLE
And in drama number 3,206 about cities and share scooters and bikes, here’s the tale of Los Angeles having a legal win in a(nother) skirmish about data ownership. Who wins? Well, the story title is a bit of a spoiler, but, as you’ll read, this battle in this city isn’t over yet!READ THE ARTICLE
I did mention right above that scooters, particularly now e-scooters, generate quite a few stories and controversies. Here’s a story WITH GRAPHS AND SCIENCE, that takes a calmer look at the place of this mode of transport.READ THE ARTICLE
Brisbane City Council (also an iMOVE partner!) have offered senior citizens an incentive to travel in the off-peak on public transport. And it has worked quite well! Follow the link for the full story and stats.READ THE ARTICLE