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What does the future of transportation look like?

Posted On: 27 Jun 2020   |   Posted By: Grist

What does the future of transportation look like?

Hey there,
We're seeing so many radical shifts in our society this year, it's hard to keep up with it all. One thing I've been following closely, as a lifelong and diehard mobility geek, is the changes in the transportation sector.
In the past few months, we've been on a wild ride. During the lockdown, emissions tumbled and skies cleared as 50 percent of the world's population was asked to stay home. Cities around the world gave cars the boot, closing streets to make room for recreation and physical distancing and seizing parking spaces for outdoor dining and other uses. But this good news for climate and clean air was countered by a plunge in bus and subway use, with transit systems in Boston, Chicago, and other cities seeing ridership drops of 85 to 95 percent.
Transportation isn't just a way to get from here to there. It's one of the fundamental ways we define ourselves, as individuals and as a society. We can choose to cloister ourselves in private cars that belch noxious fumes or we can go another...

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