3 minutes | Feb 6, 2020

Shared mobility is a painkiller

Personal car ownership has the allure of freedom, giving Americans the ability to drive anywhere at a moment’s notice. The reality of modern travel is that most trips are less than a few miles. We like transportation on demand, but we don’t go far.Local governments across North America have some common goals. Here are three: (1) safe neighborhoods, (2) clean air and , and (3) be smart about limited budgets. Mobility is often overlooked as a measurable way to achieve those goals. In fact, modern transportation habits tend to run counter to public health and safety goals. The real and perceived need for personal cars introduces all kinds of trouble.Personal car ownership is a pain for communities, and shared mobility is the painkiller.***Andy Boenau explores emerging trends that are altering How We Get Around. You’re scratching your head about electric scooters,  You wonder if bike share could work in the suburbs, You feel bad that buses aren’t used more,You have an opinion about autonomous vehicles,Your walking shoes need more wear, andYou wish you didn’t have to drive so much.Mobility freedom, equitable access, emerging technology, subscription culture, and traffic safety.We have a lot to cover.***https://twitter.com/boenauhttps://linkedin.com/in/boenau
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