Thinking Highways Articles
We’re all gamers

PleaseCycle’s approach to getting more of us traveling sustainably more often, explained by Crispin Moller and Greg Drach. Sustainable travel is something that is on the rise.  Transport for London...

An inherent deterrent

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, we have become used to widespread reports of highway robberies, vehicle and cargo theft, but is it really that bad? Not any more, says Semyon Fokin, General Manager of...

Island of possibilities

Malta’s National ITS Coordinator Peter Paul Barbara offers a compelling inside view of his country’s impressively far-reaching plans to Kevin Borras. “Our main task, besides giving advice to Central Government...

Cold comfort

Delivering short-term road weather information to road users in Arctic conditions is no simple task as Heikki Konttaniemi, Timo Sukuvaara, Marjo Hippi, Johan Casselgren and Matti Autioniemi explain. [caption id="attachment_2700"...

Mobility on the agenda

Enabling sustainable mobility with alliances at the regional level, by Reha Tözün and Bart Kamp. Never before have cities had so much know-how and so many capable tools at their...

Fixing issues in real-time

Sonja Koesling reports from Northern Italy where a dynamic traffic prediction tool is making the region’s traffic flow impressively smoothly. Covering an area of 25,000 square kilometres, Piedmont is, after...

Tomorrow today

Networked mobility offers benefits for travelers, mobility providers and cities, as Simone Köhler explains. Demographic change, urbanization and climate change will in future characterize our society, confronting us with global...

Niche work if you can get it

Alan Williams, Neil Hoose and Andy Graham take a look at business models and products focused at improving mobility, comparing city authorities with automotive providers and suggest that perhaps there...

The Finnish article

How can urban growth be brought into sync with the increasing mobility requirements of residents and commuters? The Finnish city of Turku and Siemens Mobility Consulting have been exploring this...

Contact high

Through innovation, Belgian research centre Flanders’ DRIVE wants to play a leading role in the transformation of the vehicle industry in Flanders towards green and smart mobility. It works with...

Capital gains

Get smart? We already are. Intelligent cities are open for business with universal transit systems, says Will Judge. Contactless smartcards for public transport ticketing have become part of the normal...

The bigger the data, the smarter the city

Kevin Pallett wonders how the dual concepts of big data and the thinking city work in tandem – or even individually, when used in a public transport context. Big Data....