Theory of Transportation, applied to Remote Controls, Cars, Bikes and MaaS

Urban Mathematics – video 3

No scary formulas, only the basic principle of Hassle Distance, the key factor for understanding people’s choice of transportation mean.

20 Minutes, take your time.

How efficient can Urban Transportation Networks be?

Do you want to understand the inherited efficiency issues of the big transportation companies?

Ride-hailing companies like Uber or Lyft, bike, and e-scooter sharing companies like Bird or Lime, busses, trains and more. All these have a unique Network Economics that determine their efficiency.

Should we plan for bicycles?

Should we plan for bicycles?
Are those bicycles?

They go at a different speed, they allow a different range, so why are we only regarding the physical resemblance of those new micro-mobility tools and Copy-Paste concepts designed for pedal bikes?

Talking about the new micro-mobility with the Transportation Department of Tel Aviv Municipality.

The downside of congestion fees

Congestion fees have recently been presented as the tool to solve all urban problems. Economists vouch for it, city leaders praise it, and only the general public dislike it.

“The general public is dumb”, say some economists. “They don’t know what’s good for them”.
“It will only improve the lives of people who live in the periphery”, say economists living in the center of metropolitan areas.
“You are suspicious for nothing”, they conclude after considering data from other economists living in central cities like London, Stockholm or Singapore.

Well, are they right?

Continue reading “The downside of congestion fees”

HOW to impact HOW people decide HOW to travel?

Yesterday I’ve presented some work at a seminar regarding options for Congestion Charge in Tel Aviv. Really enjoyed it, both on the auditorium stage and in the rows listening to others.

It was interesting, the intense debate led by Prof. Trajtenberg was inspiring and all an all it was great fun.

If you are looking for it, here is my presentation from that seminar – LINK