Cities have seen firsthand how scooters can change the way people get around. Residents zip around on these two-wheeled electric vehicles. From executives in suits to young professionals in jeans and t-shirts, more and more people are opting for this new wave of transportation.
It’s no secret that traffic causes stress, leads to lost time and money, and significantly contributes to global carbon emissions. As these problems continue to increase in major cities across the country, local governments are looking for solutions to keep people from driving during peak commuting hours. A growing solution? Congestion pricing.
Since we first started writing about transportation demand management (TDM), a lot has been changing. More cities are requiring developers to make new buildings more TDM-friendly. Other cities are making employers take actionable steps to get their employees to change the way they are getting to work. Whichever group is being tasked with making the most change, the goal is the same – keep people from driving alone.
The process of commuting is rarely an amazing experience. Sitting through multiple stops before reaching your destination adds a lot of time to an already-long commute, not to mention the hiccups that come with traffic and congestion. But for employees who get to work by way of public transit, the heart of the commute isn’t always the problem. Getting to and from the bus stop or metro station is a challenge – also known as the first- and last-mile problem.
Universities can have student bodies in the tens of thousands, and not counting faculty and staff members. Campuses have restaurants, housing, and entertainment centers. Universities are essentially their own cities.
Over the past two years or so, new mobility options have popped up on city sidewalks around the world. Bike docks have replaced street parking, scooters are accompanying street lights on every corner, and now electric mopeds are creeping their way into the mobility race. Although these new forms of transportation are on sidewalks everywhere, cities are still a little cautious about letting them stay.
The growth of a company is largely categorized into five stages. Progressing from the developmental stage, followed by the startup stage, into growth, then expansion, finished with the maturity stage. A sign of company growth – aside from revenue and profit – is the size of your workforce. The more success a company has, the more the need for hiring employees grows. One of the most important things you can keep in mind during company growth is employee commutes.