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The Transportist: August 2018
I am giving a talk August 09 The Street: Design for People by Foreground, talking about the Footpath of the Future. This is at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Tickets here.
What will the footpath of the future look like? [Foreground]
Inequality in Transport by David Bannister
Rethinking America’s Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure by Robert W. Poole Jr.
The End of Driving by Bern Grush and John Niles
Is the Zoox plan for a custom car the path to robotaxi domination? - Brad Templeton
Waymo’s autonomous vehicles are driving 25,000 miles every day [8 million total] - TechCrunch
Connected cars can lie, posing a new threat to smart cities - The Conversation
Shared Vehicles/Ride-sharing/Ride-hailing/Taxis/Car Sharing
Electric Vehicles [and Renewable Energy]
Human Powered Vehicles/Bikes/Pedestrians/Scooters/eBikes/etc
High-visibility clothing ineffective against driver behavior - Medical Xpress
Hong Kong bike-sharing start-up Gobee.bike goes bust from losses and high maintenance costs - South China Morning Post
Curb Cuts - 99% Invisible
Human Driven Vehicles, Signs, Signals, Sensors, and Markings, and Roads
Democrats in power always overplay their hand The proposition to repeal the gas tax is a backlash to the Democratic Party's hubris. [If raising gas taxes is this hard, imagine road pricing. So depressing.] -- latimes.com
Dublin: A New Bus Network for a More Liberated City - Jarrett Walker
Study finds transit access to jobs rises, thanks to A-Line [Minneapolis] - StarTribune
Why Are Canadian Construction Costs So High? - Alon Levy
Can Andy Byford Save the Subways? - New Yorker
Evolving Floorplans Evolving Floorplans joelsimon.net
Here's How America Uses Its Land - Bloomberg
Kerbs and Sidewalks
American Cities Are Squandering Some of Their Most Valuable Real Estate: the Curb - Henry Grabar, Slate
Retail, Freight, Waste, and Logistics
What I learned from a Taipei alley - [Trash doesn't touch the ground, garbage trucks come around playing 'Für Elise' and people deposit their trash directly.] - Eugene Wei.
What's the Purpose of Mass Transit? - Part 4 - What's the Underlying Goal of Transportation? - [Nixon's Governmental Reorg Proposal] - Jeff Davis, Eno
The Evolution of the Interstate - Geotab
The Evolution of Victoria's Railways - Steve Pemberton
Bradfield, 75 years on – part 1: the Science of Engineering - Alex Gooding, Strategic Matters
Research & Data
Zhu, Shanjiang and Levinson, D. (2018) An Agent-based Route Choice Model with Learning and Exchange of Information. Urban Science. 2(3), 58 [doi] (open access)
Janson, M. and Levinson, D. (2018) Choice of High Occupancy/Toll Lanes Under Alternative Pricing Strategies. Journal of the Transportation Research Board: Transportation Research Record. [doi]
Comparing City Street Orientations - Geoff Boeing
‘Everything we’ve heard about global urbanization turns out to be wrong’ [Many more people live in cities once definitions are standardized] -- This is Place
Dionysius Lardner, the denigrated sage of early railways. By Andrew Odlyzko
Metropolitan Transport and Land Use: Planning for Place and Plexus (2018) by David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.
Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. (2018) By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen.
Spontaneous Access: Reflexions on Designing Cities and Transport (2016) by David Levinson.
The End of Traffic and the Future of Access: A Roadmap to the New Transport Landscape. (2017) By David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.
The Transportation Experience: Second Edition Garrison, William and Levinson, David (2014)