Forget car sharing – Paris’s shared electric mopeds are the future – City Metric Forget car sharing – Paris’s shared electric mopeds are the future – City Metric
Forget car sharing – Paris’s shared electric mopeds are the future - City Metric
Forget car sharing – Paris’s shared electric mopeds are the future – City Metric
Post-Travis Kalanick, Uber needs to finally think deeply about its role in the world Post-Travis Kalanick, Uber needs to finally think deeply about its role in the world
Post-Travis Kalanick, Uber needs to finally think deeply about its role in the world
Post-Travis Kalanick, Uber needs to finally think deeply about its role in the world
Will growth of shared mobility make people more willing to share their own cars? Will growth of shared mobility make people more willing to share their own cars?
Will growth of shared mobility make people more willing to share their own cars?
Will growth of shared mobility make people more willing to share their own cars?
Bringing transportation options to small and mid-sized cities Bringing transportation options to small and mid-sized cities
Bringing transportation options to small and mid-sized cities
Bringing transportation options to small and mid-sized cities
How does actual sharing fit into the sharing economy? How does actual sharing fit into the sharing economy?
How does actual sharing fit into the sharing economy?
How does actual sharing fit into the sharing economy?
Taking notes: Creative students, campuses thinking beyond driving Taking notes: Creative students, campuses thinking beyond driving
Taking notes: Creative students, campuses thinking beyond driving
Taking notes: Creative students, campuses thinking beyond driving

How are on-demand services changing the transportation landscape?

The growth of on-demand transportation options, which include services from Uber to Bridj, is changing how people choose to get around.

In many cities, people have had it with the crushing traffic that dominates, and 3 out of 4 people are frustrated by their lack of transportation options.

Technology is paving a major path for people to consider a better life, one that includes sharing, electric and driverless cars, and options yet unknown.

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A first ride with Lyft Line, the DC region’s latest carpool option

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I was pretty excited to learn that Lyft was expanding its carpool service, Lyft Line, to the Washington D.C. region and opted to give it a try for my commute one day last week.

As far as billion-dollar companies go, if Walmart is the poster child of sprawl, could Uber be the new face of smart growth?

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Forget car sharing – Paris’s shared electric mopeds are the future – City Metric

Forget car sharing – Paris’s shared electric mopeds are the future – City Metric


June 28, 2017    Mobility Lab Web

Is there a cap on the amount of people we think will forego drive-alone car trips for bicycles and bikesharing? If there is, perhaps the next great markets are carsharing, electric bikes and skateboards, and scooters. Paris is starting to provide some data on what the possibilities might be with its moped-sharing system, which is… Read more »

Post-Travis Kalanick, Uber needs to finally think deeply about its role in the world

Post-Travis Kalanick, Uber needs to finally think deeply about its role in the world


June 21, 2017    Paul Mackie

With today’s news that Travis Kalanick has stepped down as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing giant has reached a crossroads on whether it will sink or swim. Its many months of trials and tribulations may be too much to overcome, and the boorish company culture that has come to light again and again will… Read more »

Will growth of shared mobility make people more willing to share their own cars?

Will growth of shared mobility make people more willing to share their own cars?


April 25, 2017    Paul Mackie

As many as 95 percent of trips in big cities could be shared with no more than a 5-minute inconvenience for riders, according to a recent report co-authored by Carlo Ratti of MIT’s SENSEable City Lab. Back in 2010, the Albany Times Union did some interesting reporting to delve into why New York State residents… Read more »

Bringing transportation options to small and mid-sized cities

Bringing transportation options to small and mid-sized cities


October 20, 2016    Paul Mackie

Quality transit, abundant ride-hailing apps, and quick-trip bikeshare systems are largely assumed to be the province of big cities, but small and mid-sized cities are getting in on the game too. That was the takeaway at a workshop during this week’s Shared Mobility Summit in Chicago titled, “Scaling Shared Mobility in Small to Mid-sized Cities.”… Read more »

How does actual sharing fit into the sharing economy?

How does actual sharing fit into the sharing economy?


October 18, 2016    Paul Mackie

It’s safe to say that, in 2016, the sharing economy has gone mainstream. What’s funny about this is that what most people are referring to when we talk about this segment of the economy has little to do with sharing. I was thinking about this while I rode my hotel’s “shared bicycle” ($22 for four hours)… Read more »

Taking notes: Creative students, campuses thinking beyond driving

Taking notes: Creative students, campuses thinking beyond driving


October 3, 2016    Miriam Akervall

Alarm, shower, coffee, breakfast. Up until the moment the door slams, weekday-morning routines might be virtually standard across generations of Americans – but if that next step takes you to a sidewalk rather than a driver’s seat, chances are you’re a millennial. More than ever before, young people in the United States are choosing not… Read more »

Finding traffic and car ownership solutions through ride- and car-sharing

Finding traffic and car ownership solutions through ride- and car-sharing


August 24, 2016    Andrew Carpenter

While the D.C. region benefits from a diverse set of transportation options, there are unique situations where cars become necessary for those who don’t normally need them. With the rise of the sharing economy, there are now ways for residents to find more efficient ways to take the occasional trip by car. At the August… Read more »

Car-centric data encourages car-centric transportation planning

Car-centric data encourages car-centric transportation planning


August 22, 2016    Adam Russell

We often discuss the role of data in the transportation industry, especially how advocates are using it and new technologies to improve non-drive-alone transportation options. But Joe Cortwright, over at City Observatory, recently made a key point about data: the vast majority of new technology-driven transportation data is focused on making it easier to drive. The movement towards the development… Read more »

Transportation planners need to use tech to catch up to public demand

Transportation planners need to use tech to catch up to public demand


May 25, 2016    Paul Mackie

Technology – from broad improvements like GPS to the autonomous cars still on the horizon – is swallowing many of the advances our engineers and planners have made since the invention of the Model T. It’s scary, and perhaps a little disheartening, for cities and their transportation agencies. But it also presents a do-or-die opportunity for… Read more »

Is “on-demand” the missing ingredient in carpooling?

Is “on-demand” the missing ingredient in carpooling?


May 11, 2016    Paul Mackie

New app RideFlag seeks to make carpooling instantaneous The jury is still out on how much traffic is being alleviated by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. But we’ve known for decades how much carpooling and vanpooling programs cut down on road congestion. About 11 percent of U.S. commuters pool on their way to work,… Read more »

Where Pac-Man meets shared rides

Where Pac-Man meets shared rides


April 22, 2016    Adam Cohen

This post originally appeared on Split’s blog here. Remember feeding quarters into the classic arcade game Pac-Man? Do you have fond memories of maneuvering a chomping yellow pie chart around two-dimensional mazes, gobbling up cherries and avoiding Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde? How about that joyous, joy-stick-filled day when you finally mastered that last level,… Read more »

Different needs throughout U.S. complicate Congressional transportation policy

Different needs throughout U.S. complicate Congressional transportation policy


April 21, 2016    Paul Mackie

City, suburb, and rural differences present policy dilemmas No matter how divided politicians are across the U.S., Republicans and Democrats can still agree that sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic is something worth fixing. That said, the recently passed, five-year FAST Act transportation bill does represent a slight increase in funding, but has been largely criticized by… Read more »