Along for the Ride #128
Heya friends, happy Friday!
The past few weeks could shortly be described by one of my favourite emojis: 🤪. It falls into the larger category of IYKYK, and sadly this newsletter hasn’t gotten my standard love and attention. This edition will mostly be a compilation of interesting links, with a dollop of sarcasm (as opposed to a full serving). Thank you for baring with me.
In addition, there will be no edition next week either as I am on vacation (read: 🍷). I promise after that full servings of sarcasm and transport jokes. Promise.
OK, onto le news:
Government and Policy
How the Borough of Hounselow (London) used gamification to reduce morning traffic by 53% (Fast Co)
Tackling urban sprawl in Melbourne to reach a net-zero carbon city (European Sting)
How US highway development displaces black and latino communities across the country (LA Times)
Planning for post pandemic travel (The Urban Institute)
Apple is planning to launch AVs in 2025, and I am shocked by how reasonable that date is (The Guardian)
In comparison, Baidu announced is planned to bring it’s AV service to 65 cities by 2025, and 100 cities by 2030.. (TechCrunch)
Waymo partners with UPS to test deliveries between Houston and Dallas (Waymo)
Tesla is being investigated by the NHSTA… again (The Hill)
Auto OEMs pledge to phase out fossil-fuel powered vehicles by 2040 at COP26 (Bloomberg)
Cruise’s plan to bring AVs to life (TechCrunch)
Research and Academia
Developing urban mobility policy in response to autonomous vehicles (Harvard Kennedy School)
Urban governance of AVs (Roskilde University, Denmark)
What the US Infrastructure Bill means for transportation equity in America (MZ Strategies)
Four ways automobiles shape our lives (Streetsblog)
Commuting in car-free cities (WSJ)
Extra Bits + Bobs
Jobs you should apply for!
CoMoUK are looking for a Senior Project and Research Officer! CoMo oversees all forms of shared mobility (including car clubs, bikeshare, and scooters!) in the UK, so you’d be joining a formative team doing fascinating work. Happy to make introductions to the team for those interested.
Conferences! Are! A! Thing! Again!
The fourth annual Autonomous Vehicles and Public Transportation conference is taking place in January 2022 in San Francisco. Early bird tickets available until December 9th, 2021.
That’s all from me, have a beautiful weekend friends.