Why Buy a Car When You've Got Mobile Apps. @donnelly_b #CarCulture #PublicTransit

One of the things that many city planners, transportation experts, and municipalities are trying to figure out is how to successfully shift people away from driving towards alternative modes of transportation, such as biking and transit. Now, this is no easy task. There are a myriad of factors that influence a person’s decision to drive or not drive—or if they should even own a car in the first place. Though, land use and density are, in my opinion, probably the biggest. But of all the solutions thrown around, mobile apps are typically not within the playbook. However a recent New York Times article is making the argument that it should be, because car-sharing services and apps like Uber seem to be indeed having an affect on people’s decision to own a car. And that’s because in some cities it’s actually cheaper to use Uber everyday (than to own a car) and because taxi use ...

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