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Amazon HQ2: The promise of a mass transit makeover

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 11/20/18 9:11 AM

If you live in Northern Virginia (NOVA) or Long Island, NY, then you've probably started to panic or have heard other people panicking about Amazon's HQ2. Maybe you've already rushed to Amazon's career page to throw your name in the ring, or maybe you haven't really had time to form an opinion yet. Well, we're here to breakdown what this means and how the new move could actually benefit your community.

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Topics: Mobility, Corporate Workplace, TDM, Smart Cities

How to explain scooters to your aunt this Thanksgiving

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 11/8/18 3:42 PM

We wanted you to be prepared for at least one thing this Thanksgiving, so when your family asks what's up with scooters this year, you've got the answers! 

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Bikes, Smart Cities

How to become a scooter charger

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 11/6/18 6:36 PM

Lyft recently got its skin in the scooter game, throwing another hat into the mobility ring. Depending on where you live, your commute choices have been expanding rapidly, with one of the more popular (and controversial) methods being electric scooters. Not only is this two-wheeled ride service fast and sweat-free, but you can also make money when you choose to scoot. 

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Topics: Mobility, Bikes, Smart Cities

Micromobility 101: What is it?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 11/1/18 2:54 PM

There are many things changing within the transportation landscape: increased bike lanes, pedestrian-only areas, and autonomous vehicles to name a few. What's really been taking center stage is micromobility, but you may know it better as bikes and scooters — the missing pieces to urban movement.

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Topics: Mobility, Bikes, Smart Cities

A scary realization: People are quitting their jobs due to horrifying commutes

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/25/18 12:44 PM

If you weren't with us last year then you probably won't remember when we shared that 17 percent of Americans commute over 45 minutes to work, totaling in nearly 16 days a year being spent in a car. This could be why we're finding that more professionals are leaving jobs due to grueling commutes. 

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Topics: Mobility, Corporate Workplace, TDM, Smart Cities

Shop til' you drop: Improving curb space could boost foot traffic for retailers

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/23/18 1:07 PM

                      Photo by Artyom Sklyarov on Unsplash

Urban development has been structuring itself around a new concept lately: mobility. Mobility isn't just about how easy it is to get out of your neighborhood, but also about what's in your neighborhood. Can you walk out of your home and walk to a grocery store, a shop, or a bar? 

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Bikes, Retail, Commercial, Real Estate, Smart Cities

How companies can give commuter benefits a boost

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/18/18 2:26 PM

                      Photo by Rokas Niparavičius on Unsplash 

In a major metropolis like Seattle, parking spots outnumber households — specifically, there are over five parking spots in the city per household. Why do we feel like there's never any parking? That's because most people will opt to circle an area hoping to find a cheaper spot on the street rather than pay for a parking garage spot (even though garages typically never reach capacity). 

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Topics: Mobility, Bikes, Corporate Workplace, Smart Cities