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7 Things Locals Need to Know About Getting Around San Francisco

Freya Sawbridge - November 24, 2020

San Francisco covers an area of just under 50 square miles but with a population of nearly 890,000, it is the second most densely populated U.S. city. The Golden City may rank fifth in the world for traffic congestion but if you plan well there are plenty of transport options to whip around the city

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Time to Topple the Car Monopoly?

Alexandra Pacurar - November 19, 2020

A century has passed since the automobile became the most used mode of transportation in the U.S. Now, in the crazy year of 2020, it’s time to rethink the importance we place on this mode of transport and how it will affect the future of transport As we look at this unique window of opportunity to r

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Carpooling’s Comeback: is Sharing Rides the Way Forward?

Freya Sawbridge - November 18, 2020 1

In 1960 Bob Dylan carpooled from Minnesota to New York and in 1964 Jim Morrison from Florida to LA. Art Garfunkel sometimes rejected chartered plane flights and carpooled his way to gigs. Back then, people used the traditional thumb-out-on-the-side-of-the-road tactic but now, with Wi-Fi access and t

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9 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprints

Sng Ee Ping - November 17, 2020 1

What will our world look like in 2050 if we do not reduce our carbon emissions by half? According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, we will experience longer and hotter heat waves and the air quality will worsen. Mountain glaciers and polar ice sheets will melt faster,

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Carpooling's History Contains More U-Turns Than You'd Think

Freya Sawbridge - November 11, 2020 1

Carpooling is not a new concept. It has been around for over a century but its popularity waxed and waned depending on society’s mentality, government initiatives and economic issues of the time. But how did ridesharing first start? What impact did the world wars have on it? And do people use it tod

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Riding in a Robot: The launch of Driverless Taxis in Phoenix

Freya Sawbridge - November 10, 2020

Seven months after their planned launch date, Waymo is re-booting their driverless taxi fleet in Phoenix and anyone living in the suburbs of Chandler, Tempe and Mesa can hail one. In Waymo’s promotional tweet, they stated “you’ve been asking, and now it’s here”. But are we going to use it now that i

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