TransitScreen Blog

No car, no problem: Car-free cities around the world

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on Sep 7, 2018 11:43:25 AM

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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.

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Topics: Smart Cities, Design, Bikes, Mobility

Are private mobility companies the solution for every trip?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on Sep 4, 2018 9:56:00 AM

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Scooters and bikes are everywhere and not just in America. To some, this global phenomenon appears to be the future of transportation, to others they're a nuisance, and to a few more they're just toys. Regardless of which side you're on, an important question to ask is: Are these private mobility companies are dropping their rides in the right places?

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Topics: Smart Cities, Bikes, Mobility

Bikes: A global cycle for the future

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on Aug 30, 2018 10:23:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Smart Cities, Design, Bikes, Mobility

What do you do when rent prices become too much? Get more roommates.

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on Aug 28, 2018 9:39:00 AM

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Rent is a word that we have come to hate and fear. The average cost of living in America has increased from last year with Manhattan at the forefront, followed by Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Just last year a Pew Research study discovered that more young adults were moving back home after graduating and staying for longer periods of time than previous graduates. 

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Topics: Smart Cities, Multifamily, Real Estate, Mobility

Commute-ity stories: How our employees get to work

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on Aug 14, 2018 9:47:00 AM

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You know how much we love talking about all the different ways people can move around our vast cities, so we asked our team to share their commute stories. Maybe you're looking to change how you get to work, or are searching for a better option - well, we've got the inside scoop. 

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Topics: Smart Cities, Corporate Workplace, Bikes, Mobility