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What needs to happen for zero emission road travel

Posted by Guest Blogger on 12/6/18 9:59 AM

Although there have been significant developments in zero-emission research and testing in the past few years, we still have a long way to go in making zero-emission travel mainstream. This is important not only on a global scale to reduce the impact of climate change, but also locally, for us to enjoy greener and healthier public spaces. But in order for the US to do its part, there remain several tough barriers that need to be overcome.

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Topics: Smart Cities, Mobility

Back to HQ2: Housing unraveled in New York

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 12/4/18 12:49 PM

We hopped on the HQ2 train recently and wrote about how Amazon's new homes could benefit the public transit systems for both Queens and Crystal City (which was recently renamed National Landing). There are many moving parts outside of public transportation — traffic mitigation, local shops, and affordable housing, to name a few. One of the bigger questions looming over these two towns is: What will Amazon mean for the housing market?

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Topics: Smart Cities, Real Estate

Where's the gig economy taking us?

Posted by Guest Blogger on 11/27/18 12:47 PM

The so-called “gig economy" is red hot! What started as a one-company phenomenon in 2009, led by Uber, has exploded into a multi-billion-dollar segment of the economy that has created entrepreneurial opportunities for hundreds of companies and work for millions of people.  

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Topics: Smart Cities, Mobility

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: Smart Cities, TDM, Corporate Workplace, Mobility

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: Smart Cities, Mobility

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: Smart Cities, Mobility

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: Smart Cities, Mobility