New Bird Technology to Stop Riding on Footpaths

Bird Scooters Sidewalk Protection System

Santa Monica, California Bird has unveiled a new hyper-accurate global positioning technology to help stop people from riding e-scooters on footpaths. The Californian company has developed the Smart Sidewalk Protection system in partnership with Swiss-born tech developer u-blox, which is an industry leader in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). A…

Voi App Displays Carbon Impact

Voi Environmental Impact Dashboard

Stockholm, Sweden Swedish scooter and bike share operator Voi has launched an ‘environmental impact dashboard’ to show riders the carbon emissions and air quality impacts of their journeys. Voi launched the dashboard as part of its app, to coincide with the first day of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. The dashboard shows Voi riders…

Charting Transport – A Treasure Trove of Insights website screenshot

Melbourne based Chris Loader is a long-time transport analytics expert. His current role is Manager, Network Analytics (Rail) at the Victorian Department of Transport.
In his spare time, he produces the Charting Transport website and blog.

1,000 Cyclists to Gather Safety Data – Automatically

See.Sense rear bike light

On 7th July 2021 the Victorian Government is launched an Australian-first trial, using smart bike light technology that will assist in finding new ways to reduce road trauma in cyclists. The 12-month trial will see a diverse group of 1,000 Victorians given access to a See.Sense smart bike light, with the technology capturing crucial road safety insights, as well as providing safety benefits in the form of increased visibility.

Far Fewer Shoppers Come by Car Than Retailers Assume – Study

Shoppers do not always come by car

Retail traders often fear that reducing the amount of urban space made available for parking private vehicles would have a negative effect on their businesses. There have been multiple studies over the years proving that this is not the case. The latest one was just released on 20th July 2021.

New Smarter Bike Detectors Launched in Australia

Cyclists at a busy intersection

New technology that better detects bike riders and pedestrians at intersections is being introduced to Melbourne. High-definition camera sensors that detect riders and walkers in real time are being installed at 75 intersections.

Data Shows Pop-up Cycleways Success

Underwood Lane Cafe Pop Up cycleway

Sydney, NSW Sydney’s pop-up inner-city cycleways installed to help commuters return to work during the pandemic have become so popular that they occasionally overtake the city’s busiest bike paths, furthering calls to make them a permanent fixture. The Pitt Street cycleway has seen an average of 4430 weekly trips since its installation in July, making…

Cycling Up, Speed Limits and Road Toll Down in London

Cycling in London

London, UK London has lower speed limits, higher rates of cycling and better cycling infrastructure than most Australian cities. These enhancements flow through to a far lower road toll. Transport for London (TfL) has published casualty statistics that show a continued decline in the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads in…