ITS Monday: Edition 4, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas. And it’s a bit of a bumper crop of content this week!
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 …
This addresses locations in the United Kingdom, but the topic of lessening vehicles in the city, a vehxit if you will, is a pertinent topic for cities all over the world.READ THE ARTICLE
Want more talk of the UK and car-free cities? OK, here you go.
Norway’s Oslo,a leader in this area, also gets a mention.READ THE ARTICLE
Hmmm. Perhaps I should have called this Cities without cars instead of ITS Monday. In this article we swing across the Atlantic Ocean, across the landmass of the USA, to San Francisco. This week, in part of its downtown precinct, San Fran has banished cars. This article tells you where, and how it’s going so far.READ THE ARTICLE
Shadeways is an app that enables pedestrians to finds routes that provide most shade coverage so as to avoid the heat in getting from A to B. Developed by RMIT researchers, it’s being trialled in Bendigo, Victoria.
By the way, shade as an area of influence in transport was mentioned in my interview with Dr Dorina Pojani.READ THE ARTICLE
And the journey around the world continues, and here we are, finally, in Australia. And Darwin’s getting in on the e-scooter thing.
This article is from the City of Darwin website, and lets you know that the 12-month trial has just begun, and provides a map of where the city’s 250 e-scooters are permitted to be ridden.READ THE ARTICLE
And staying on the topic of e-scooters, here’s a quickfire, targeted assessment of the state of play in electric scooter land. Who stays / who goes, what cities have to say and what they might do, form factors, and the ongoing skirmish that is data collected.READ THE ARTICLE
Dr Jason Thompson of the University of Melbourne talks about his research looking at how city designs that can ‘reduce reliance on cars, without reducing population mobility, are critical for mitigating many of our most pressing environmental and public health concerns’.READ THE ARTICLE
There really is a strong theme in this week’s ITS Monday. More news on pedestrians and cities, with Vienna soon to begin a trial to incentivise people to alter their transport habits.READ THE ARTICLE