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Transportist: May 2019
A Newsletter by David Levinson on Transport, Land Use, and Other Things
Welcome to the May 2019 issue of The Transportist, especially to our new readers. We are testing a new newsletter platform, Substack. If you received this by email, you have been migrated, and no action is required on your part. As always you can follow along at the transportist.org or on Twitter.
Law 1: Everyone complains about transport, independent of the quality of travel experienced.
Law 2: Everyone is a transport expert.
Transportist (the blog)
The 12th Annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation with David Levinson: Designing the 30-Minute City [I am going to be in LA, disproving the hypothesis that 'Nobody Walks in LA'] (To be livestreamed here)
Transit and Microtransit
Automated, Autonomous, Driverless, and Self-Driving Vehicles, and Semi-Autonomous Systems
Human-Driven Vehicles, Signs, Signals, Sensors, and Markings, and Roads
Shared Vehicles/Ride-sharing/Ride-hailing/Taxis/Car Sharing
Electrification, Energy, Environment
Retail, Wholesale, Logistics, Supply Chain, Freight
Network Evolution Movies, a Twitter Thread
Equity and Justice
NSW transport reshuffle a chance to rethink mobility [NSW (and Vic) are combining the Roads and Transport agencies. The US did this back in the 1970s, Australia has gone back and forth.]
Papers by Us
Sarkar, Somwrita, Wu, Hao and Levinson, D. (2019) Measuring polycentricity via network flows, spatial interaction, and percolation. Urban Studies. [doi]
Chaloux, Nick, Boisjoly, Genevieve, Grise, Emily, El-Geneidy, Ahmed, and Levinson, D. (2019) I only get some satisfaction: Introducing satisfaction into measures of accessibility. Transportation Research part F. [doi] Volume 62, April 2019, Pages 833-843. (First 50 days free download)
Carlson, Kristin et al. (2019) Exploring how managed lanes and park-and-rides affect transit accessibility
Books by Others
A Political Economy of Access. (2019) By David M. Levinson and David A. King (Book 4 in the Access Quartet)
Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. (2018) By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen. (Book 3 in the Access Quartet)
Spontaneous Access: Reflexions on Designing Cities and Transport (2016) by David Levinson. (Book 2 in the Access Quartet)
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. (Book 4 in the Access Quartet)
Metropolitan Transport and Land Use: Planning for Place and Plexus (2018) by David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.
The Transportation Experience: Second Edition Garrison, William and Levinson, David (2014)