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Why do Americans still prefer cars?

Sng Ee Ping - November 4, 2020 1

At the turn of the century, transportation in the United States was the envy of the world, the development of the railroad system was the phenomena of the industrial revolution. Today, the public transportation system in the United States is ailing and urban gridlock is an insidious problem. The ave

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Understanding Electric Scooters

Ankit Sharma - November 9, 2019

Electric scooters are quite the rage these days and much of that has to do with their usability and low cost. Electric scooters make particular sense in dense urban environments like many Asian cities. And they are as easy on the environment as they are on your pocketbook. So using them is kind

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What Is A Bikesharing System?

Alexandra Pacurar - October 30, 2019 1

With climate change at the forefront of political discourse and polluted Asian cities causing a myriad of health concerns, it’s not surprising that many conscious commuters are looking for more healthful ways to get to work. Bikes have quickly moved from a recreational activity to an essential means

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The New Meaning of Safety for Local Travel

Alexandra Pacurar - June 12, 2020 3

While the way we move around the city has always needed to be safe, the coronavirus outbreak has given this dimension a whole new meaning. A meaning that is likely to—directly or indirectly—impact its other three verticals: cost, time and environmental impact. So, how will safety change the way we g

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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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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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