Dockless Bike Sharing: Coming Soon to the Twin Cities

Star Tribune – November 6, 2017

A rite of late autumn in the Twin Cities involves hundreds of cheery green Nice Ride Minnesota bikes being gathered up and packed away for winter storage. But a big change is in the works for bike-sharing here, and it may make its debut as soon as next spring.

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Will Autonomous Vehicles Cause Our Transport System to Crash and Burn?

Brown Political Review – November 3, 2017

If AVs are to ameliorate congestion rather than perpetuate it, we can’t just swap them for our current modes of transportation. Instead, we need to upheave the urban transportation norm of car ownership and move toward a car-sharing economy. To achieve this, the federal government and local municipalities must form policies that incentivize and mandate a systematic integration of autonomous vehicles into mainstream transportation.

Blockchain Technology is Creating a Sharing Economy, Even Better Than the Internet

Inc. – October 26, 2017

When you look at these different use cases for blockchain, it’s clear that where we’re headed in terms of innovation is absolutely within a shared economy. Sharing hard disk space, sharing computing power, sharing resources in a way that benefits both the individual user and the collective whole, both in terms of efficiency, but also transparency and safety.

D.C. Gives Uber and Lyft a Better Spot in Nightlife

CityLab – October 25, 2017

If you’re looking to experience some of the worst of Washington, D.C.’s notorious traffic, stumble over to Connecticut Avenue, just south of Dupont Circle, at around 2 a.m. on a weekend. But now the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the neighborhood’s business improvement district are searching for a better way. In a new year-long pilot program, they’re taking 60 parking spaces out of commission on Connecticut Avenue between Thursday night and Sunday morning, reserving them instead for pickup and dropoff zones.