Giving Compass’ Take:
• Jon Sadow argues that most mobility innovation is focused on the wrong areas and new solutions must consider the needs of all Americans, not just a select few.
• How does more infrastructure funding work into the discussion? And what about environmentally-friendly transportation options?
• Here’s more about the complicated challenges of user-centered transportation.
I grew up in Atlanta, commuting to and from school every day with my brother. Our drive was anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour, and arranging carpools with classmates required lengthy phone chains to organize.
This experience is not unique to my brother and me, though. Every day, Americans travel for an average of 16 miles and 26 minutes each way to work, a commute that creates undue stress on individuals and their families.
Developing a solution to the growing problem of commuting has been the focus of my work and passion for the past five years. My experience starting a family has also illuminated many of the challenges everyday Americans face: errands, daycare, preschool and two working parents with one car have shown me how few mobility solutions exist for our day-to-day lives.
Existing technology solutions do not address issues faced by most Americans. Many of these approaches don’t take into account the distances that people living in the suburbs travel each day to and from work, or even the specific demographics and behavioral patterns of people who don’t live in cities.
Read the full article about the future of mobility by Jon Sadow at Smart Cities Dive.
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