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Transportist: January 2019
Postdoctoral Research Associate – Future Rural & Regional Transport (ITLS Sydney) (Close Jan 9)
Posts at the Blog
TransportLab at TRB Schedule [If you want to meet at TRB, please contact me by email.]
Posts at WalkSydney
If you care about walking in Sydney, and want to get involved, go here.
Canadian Transport Research Forum (May 26-29 Vancouver, Abstracts due Jan 9)
Sydney Trains’ Turn Up And Go Frequencies - TransportSydney
Looking past the hype about 'trackless trams' The autonomous rail rapid transit (ART) system developed in China might make buses sexy, but the technology alone won't resolve the issues of road space and right of way in Australia. theconversation.com
Automated, Autonomous, Driverless, and Self-Driving Vehicles, and Semi-Autonomous Systems
We finally talked to an actual Waymo passenger—here’s what he told us. Tim Lee at ars.technica
Tesla "why don't we do it in the road" ad - The Last Driver License Holder
Neither Tesla, Nor Waymo
Kroger-owned grocery store [Fry's] begins fully driverless deliveries [Nuro] - ars.technica
Why autonomous vehicles won't reduce our dependence on cars in cities - The Conversation
Human-Driven Vehicles, Signs, Signals, Sensors, and Markings, and Roads
Phone monitoring cameras will be rolled out across busy NSW roads Daily Mail [not a reliable source, but interesting news]
Opinion | The democratic world could feel the heat from Paris With their roots online rather than in traditional activist organizations, the anger of France’s gilets jaunes riots is easily spread. [These started as carbon tax/gas tax riots] washingtonpost.com
Amazing results of day 1 of permanent traffic restrictions in downtown Madrid (470 Ha): * Number of cars on the road in restricted ares went down 6 to 31% * Average bus speed went up 14% (including areas not in the restricted area) via Alex B.
Shared Vehicles/Ride-sharing/Ride-hailing/Taxis/Car Sharing
Belgium’s word of the year for 2018 is “Murderstrip.” Defined as a painted bicycle lane on a dangerous street next to fast-moving cars. [Written in Beligian (ha)]
Small is e-Beautiful Greater Auckland.
Scooter Firm Chases Funding to Staunch Losses Investors in Lime were surprised this spring that the startup already had spent much of the $70 million it had raised only a few months earlier. theinformation
Curbs and Kerbs
Take Me Out To The Ball Game (Without Getting Towed) - Mahmood Rahmani, Coord
How Innovative Towns Can Map For the Last Mile Just Like Apple - Stephen Smyth, Coord
Just How Much of the World Is Urban? - CityLab
HS1 and Crossrail suppliers admit to running ‘illegal cartel’ for 7 years Rail Technology [one more reason transport costs are so high in the Anglo-sphere]
Faster rail services on the agenda for state and federal elections The Berejiklian government is expected to commit to a feasibility study to identify the best route for faster rail services to connect regional areas smh.com.au [Note difference between fast trains and very fast trains]
Aviation and Space
Funding and Finance and Governance
Bikeshare, Scooters, Cars, Trains, Bridges: One Agency to Rule Them All: For transport to truly enhance quality of life in a city, one regional agency should have jurisdiction over everything transportation-related in a metro area. [CityLab]
Heavyweight Showdown Over Research Access: University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research. But does the UC system have the clout to pull it off? - Inside Higher Ed.
Research & Data
Access to Destinations Data [now available via University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy]
A Walk in the Park with UrbanFootprint – UrbanFootprint [Access to parks and lots of other points of interest]
Papers by Us
Cui, Boer, Boisjoly, Genevieve, El-Geneidy, Ahmed, and Levinson, D. (2019) Accessibility and the journey to work through the lens of equity. Journal of Transport Geography. Volume 74, January 2019, Pages 269-277 [50 days free download] [doi]
Books by Others
Inventing Future Cities by Mike Batty [self-recommending]
ZEPHYR Advancing Travel Analysis to Improve Society - a new organization to improve transport analysis and modeling
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)