Rotterdam Offers Free Parklets to Help Local Businesses Turn Parking Spots Into Terraces
Rotterdam municipality is helping local businesses to reopen by offering free decking to create an outdoor terraced area to carry out business activities in a safe space.
China approves $US 68bn inter-city plan for Pearl River Delta
Massive railway expansion approved, much of it centred on Guangzhou.
International Railway Journal, 2020.08.04
Intersection changes in Beijing to allow bikes to directly turn left with left turning traffic, rather than in two stages with pedestrians.
Shenzhen looks to plug a major failing in it's urban transport system: bike facilities. An ambitious and continuous citywide 'bike highway' network is proposed.
COVID Mobility Works gathers best practices of Global Mobility Responses to COVID-19
A platform "devoted to collecting, compiling, and sharing mobility initiatives that are keeping the world moving during the COVID-19 pandemic", with breakdowns by topic and mode. Quality is patchy but with some useful nuggets.
Covid Mobility Works, 2020.07.06
World Bank funding for a combination median bus lane and kerbside bus lane project in Harbin. It is designed to be 'upgradeable to BRT in the future', which raises the obvious question: why didn't they just do BRT now?
GM says it is 'almost there' on million-mile electric vehicle battery
Current electric vehicle batteries typically last 160,000 to 320,000 km. Reuters reported in early May that Tesla, in partnership with Chinese battery maker CATL, plans to introduce its own million-mile (1.6 million km) battery later this year or early next.
For the first time, a major city actually promoting bike sharing, rather than just focusing on restrictions and controls?