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.
Bike lanes change constantly around the world; size, coloring, dividers... there are more things that go into their design than most people think. Demand fluctuates from one town to the next, affecting what's being demanded and what makes sense for different areas.
A study published by The Ohio State University found that 58% of the millennials they surveyed said they don't have a car because they don't need one — meaning that more than half of their participants could go through their daily lives car-free.
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.
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?