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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).