A study published by The Ohio State University found that 58% of the millennials they surveyed said they don't have a car because they don't need one — meaning that more than half of their participants could go through their daily lives car-free.
Multiple cities around the globe have gone carless. Some were designed that way, while others have made a conscious decision to eliminate anything with four wheels. There are many benefits to going carless: decreasing carbon emissions, increasing pedestrian safety, and improving public health. These are some of the main reasons that many car-centric cities are setting goals to go completely electric, or just completely carless.
In 1965, Witte Fietsen (white bikes) were placed throughout the streets of Amsterdam for the public to use for free. The program was quickly discontinued due to vandalism and theft, but started back up in 1995 still facing the same issues as it did 30 years ago.
It may not be an entirely new concept, but open-office floor plans can be found nearly everywhere now. What was meant to lead to creativity and collaboration may actually be a hindrance by not providing enough privacy and comfortability. Let's wander through the open halls to look at the benefits and downsides in the modern workspace.
The #MeToo movement has made women's rights the talk of the town — not just the base-level right to vote and own property, but the right to exist in the world the way men do every day. While some imagine women feel most vulnerable at a bar or in a dark alleyway, many have reported being scared to use the public transportation services on which they rely for daily routines.