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Top 5 Move Forward Blogs

Time flies. Leaders in transit and urban planning have been sharing ideas and inspiration on Move Forward for two and half years. Since we launched in January 2015, we have published a whopping 342 blogs by over 104 mobility and city planning experts. Move Forward authors have published on ideas just emerging on the horizon and others in the process of fully disrupting industries.

As we reflect on how far Move Forward has come, we gathered our most commented on blogs. Enjoy this trip down Move Forward memory lane.

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#5 What Can Spur the Success of Electric City Vehicles?

by Rainer Scholz
July 15, 2015

The electric mobility market is booming as it offers significant environmental benefits, especially in urban areas. Governments are working together with private companies to come up with innovative business models to tackle issues such as customer acceptance, battery costs, charging stations, etc. In our interview Dr. Rainer Scholz and Ursula Schneider from the Mobility Innovation Group of a Global Management Consulting firm explain the main challenges associated with transitioning to electric city vehicles and how to overcome these challenges.

 

#4 Micromobiles Enter Shared Mobility: A Trend to Watch Out For

By Sandra Philips
October 14, 2015

While everybody is watching the developments around autonomous cars, there is a silent technological revolution happening in the shared mobility world. New types of vehicles are developed specifically to address sharing and urban mobility purposes. Are people ready for this new category?

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#3 Are Predictable Traffic Jams a ‘Tragedy of the Commons?

By Paul Minett
September 11, 2015

Predictable traffic jams or ‘dumb mobility’ is hampering progress towards a better mobility, and will only be reduced when people take greater collective responsibility for mobility outcomes. This article considers whether the road network is a ‘commons’, and if so if dumb mobility represents a ‘tragedy’ of the commons. It suggests that the ‘commons model’ may be a useful framework for thinking about the challenge of getting people to take greater collective responsibility for mobility outcomes.

 

#2 Are Smart Mobility Apps Distracting Us From a Bigger Issue?

By Paul Minett
August 14th, 2015

Is too much faith being put in smart mobility apps to create the mobility of the future? Is something more or different needed to resolve the core issues of the present? What will it take for people to stop making individually rational, but collectively irrational mobility choices? This first in a series of articles suggests better mobility is possible, but requires travelers to take more responsibility for collective mobility outcomes.

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#1 One-Way Carsharing’s Evolution in the Americas

By Susan Shaheen
July 16, 2015

One-way carsharing is a rapidly growing shared mobility option with hopes to reduce driving and vehicle ownership while providing affordable mobility. Where does one-way carsharing fit into the evolving shared mobility landscape?

Please note that this article expresses the opinions of the author and does not reflect the views of Move Forward.

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One-way carsharing is a rapidly growing shared mobility option with hopes to reduce driving and vehicle ownership while providing affordable mobility. Where does one-way carsharing fit into the evolving shared mobility landscape?

One-way carsharing is a rapidly growing shared mobility option with hopes to reduce driving and vehicle ownership while providing affordable mobility. Where does one-way carsharing fit into the evolving shared mobility landscape?

People have been carpooling in France for over a half century. With over three million active French carpoolers today, it has become a popular means of mobility. Nearly 90 percent of carpool travelers use BlaBlaCar, a long-distance carpooling service, to facilitate connections between drivers and passengers, as well as transactions.... View Article