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

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

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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

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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

What is slugging?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/16/18 2:17 PM

There are so many ways to get around in our multimodal world today. With toll prices rising and congestion pricing being put into place, people are getting creative with how they can save time and money. That's how we got to slugging.

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Topics: Mobility, TDM, Smart Cities

New season, same scooters

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/9/18 11:30 AM

The change of seasons is bringing more than just new weather, but also new mobility. Some companies have begun to capitalize on their general approval, forcing America to think about what mobility really means.

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Topics: Mobility, Bikes, Design, Smart Cities

Want to metro like a pro?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/4/18 2:11 PM

Even if you're a local, you may have never known all the ways that you can get around your city. We wanted to help you out — so we put together some quick tips to help you navigate DC's sometimes tricky Metro system!

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Topics: Mobility, Smart Cities

How apartments are going green

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 9/27/18 10:19 AM

For a multitude of reasons, we all need to start being a little nicer to our home. We're talking about the home we all share — Earth! We've got some tips for how you can help keep cleaner from the comfort of your very home.

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Multifamily, Smart Cities, Real Estate

LA is looking to a zero-emissions future: Could other cities do the same?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 9/25/18 9:57 AM

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LA has recently committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 — one of the most aggressive plans we've seen when it comes to environmental efforts. Getting serious about tackling pollution has been one of California's top priorities for years, but can these new goals finally bring about a greener tomorrow?

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Smart Cities, TDM