ITS Monday: Edition 9, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Stories on: share e-bikes hit Melbourne streets, on-demand public transport, 20-minute city neighbourhoods, and a free e-book on transport planning and engineering.
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In some hyperlocal news (iMOVE’s Melbourne-based), the streets of the CBD have had Jump share e-bikes added to the transport mix. How will they be treated by local scallywags and vandals? Are these bikes too heavy for hijinks? We shall see. On a serious note, I do hope this scheme is at least given a fair chance. The pricing isn’t exactly bargain level, and there is still the issue if helmets (one that they are easy to find, and also patronage might be bitten into by our mandatory helmet laws).
David has also written quite a few articles for us here on the iMOVE website. View them all here, or catch up with David’s career and more in his interview with iMOVE, David Hensher: Transport economist.READ THE ARTICLE
The study in question is from the Boston Consulting Group, and sponsored by the mobility company, Via. This article goes over the study’s main points, and does link through to the source material.READ THE ARTICLE
More Melbourne! This article is by John Stanley and Roz Hansen, both of Deakin University, and stems from ideas generated for Plan Melbourne, the long-term land use plan for the city. ‘The 20-minute neighbourhood is all about ‘living locally’ – giving people the ability to meet most of their everyday needs within a 20-minute walk, cycle or local public transport trip of their home.’READ THE ARTICLE
An e-book by Professor David Levinson of the University of Sydney, along with Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen, and now available for free download from the university’s eScholarship Repository.READ THE ARTICLE