Accessibility for asynchronous aspatiality. Living in Lockdown.
Notes from a Prison Colony: As I write this, my city is now in the eighth year of nearly continuous “lockdown” to “eliminate” the dread virus Covid.
Reviews of the Post:
- (1) This post reads like a potential script for a “Black Mirror” episode. “I am only sorry we didn’t begin lockdowns before the virus arrived. I will be sad to see them removed.” But it feels more like a future documentary.
- (2) Thoroughly enjoyed reading this piece on COVID19’s “Chet” variant in the 8th year of lockdown and its impact on our city and lives.
- (3) This is an award winning quality satire, seriously.
- (4) What! – this is satire? Feels like a credible futurist prediction.
- (5) Brilliant
Where is Sydney now on the Kubler-Ross Grief Cycle with respect to COVID-19/Delta, cause it sure isn’t Acceptance. The mood is (ref):
- Denial 22.2%
- Anger 25%
- Depression 30.6%
- Bargaining 22.2%
- The Transportation Experience is now on Video
I have used The Transportation Experience as a primary text for my Transport Policy, Planning, and Deployment class at Minnesota and Sydney for a number of years, and a few other schools use it as well. Over that time, the presentation has evolved. In 2019 I decided to flip the class for 2020, so it would be less of me lecturing, and more interactive. That proved fortuitous planning, as we soon went online, and asynchronous lecturing became standard.
There is no good reason to keep the videos bottled up, knowledge should be free. I don’t think I will lose any students or book sales by making these videos available more widely, so I am making them available more widely.
To that end, the videos accompanying The Transportation Experience are now online, you can see them on the YouTube Playlist, and the specific videos by chapter listed in the Table of Contents. Happy viewing.
Part One – Wave One: 1790–1851
1. Rivers of Steam [Video]
2. Design by Design: The Birth of the Railway [Video]
3. The Turnpike Era [Video]
Part Two – Phase 1 of the Life-Cycle
4. Inventing and Innovating [Video]
Part Three – Wave Two 1844–1896
5. Maritime Modes [Video]
6. Railroads Deployed [Video]
7. Good Roads [Video]
8. Transit [Video]
9. Telegraph [Video]
Part Four – Phase 2 of the Life-Cycle
10. Magic Bullet [Video]
Part Five – Wave Three 1890-1950
11. American Shipping [Video]
12. Taking Flight [Video]
13. Railroads Regulated [Video]
14. Bustitution [Video]
15. Public Roads [Video]
16. Urban Planning: Who Controls the Turf? [Video]
17. Telephone [Video]
Part Six – Phase 3 of the Life-Cycle
18. Aging [Video]
Part Seven – Wave Four: 1939-1991
19. Logistics [Video]
20. The Jet Age [Video]
21. Railroads Rationalized [Video]
22. Interstate [Video]
23. Recapitalization [Video]
24. Lord Kelvin’s Curse [Video]
Part Eight – Life-Cycle Dynamics
25. Lifecycle [Video]
26. Meta-cycles [Video]
Part Nine – Wave Five: Modern Times
27. Energy and Environment [Video]
28. Higher-speed rail [Video]
29. Internet [Video]
30. Technology: Hard and Soft [Video]
Part Ten – Beyond the Life-Cycle
31. Policy [Video]
32. Speculations [Video]
Part Eleven – Afterwords: Reflections on Transportation Experiences
33. I-35W [Video]
34. Design of a Life [Video]
35. Commencement [Video]
Part Twelve – End Matter
TransportLab has presentations at WSTLUR next week:
Tuesday August 10 at 6 am Sydney time
… Jennifer Kent: Special Session on Dogs
Tuesday August 10 at 7 am Sydney time
1C. Accessibility: Frameworks, Concepts, and Theories
… David Levinson and Hao Wu. Towards a General Theory of Access
Tuesday August 10 at 8 am Sydney time
2B. Accessibility. Moderator: David Levinson
… Bahman Lahoorpoor, Hema Rayaprolu, Hao Wu and David Levinson. Access-oriented design? Disentangling the effect of land use and transport network on accessibility…
… Jeff Allen, Steven Farber, Stephen Greaves, Geoffrey Clifton, Hao Wu, Somwrita Sarkar and David M Levinson. Immigrant settlement patterns, transit accessibility, and transit use
Wednesday August 11 at 1 am Sydney time
5A. Cycling and health. Moderator: Jennifer Kent
Wednesday August 11 at 9 am Sydney time
7A. Land Development & Auto-dependance.
… Jennifer Kent. The inevitability of automobility: how private car use is perpetuated in a greenfield estate
7C. Accessibility Impacts
… Hema Rayaprolu and David Levinson. Rent/price ratios and access to jobs by transit
Research and Presentation
- Laura Aston and David Levinson (2021) Accessibility-Oriented Planning: Why and How to Make the Switch. ITE Journal(August). p25-29. … Discusses the Transport Access Manual.
- AUGUST WEBINAR
Why and how to make the switchDate: Tuesday, 17 August 2021
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm AEST
Cost: freeAccessibility is not a new measure of transport system performance. It was conceptualised in its present form more than 60 years ago. It has garnered attention of late, buoyed by the dual concerns of equity and sustainability in transport, as well as the increased availability of data and software to measure it. The Transport Access Manual has been developed to demystify access measurement. In this seminar, David Levinson and Laura Aston discuss the essential elements of access measurement.
- AUGUST WEBINAR
Research by Others
- Low-traffic schemes halve number of road injuries, study shows: Research on police data for London neighbourhoods finds greatest reduction in injury rates among pedestrians and people in cars
- How hidden car GPS data can help avoid crashes before they happen
- In search of walking equality: 70% of Indigenous people in Sydney live in neighbourhoods with low walkability
News & Opinion
- The excruciatingly slow and drawn out end of office buildings … [Office Buildings: c. 1722 – 2047]
- New York
- Selling ropes to hang one’s-self
- [Australian banking is way more efficient than the US. Australian stock exchanges are way less efficient, with much more paperwork] 6 things I’ve learnt since becoming a newbie sharemarket investor
- Cleveland’s baseball team changing name from Indians to Guardians [of Traffic].
- Brisbane scored the 2032 Olympics. Congratulations?
- Consequences of COVID