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Busy Parents ‘Uber’ Kids Around for a Carpool Alternative

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[P]arents in cities from Los Angeles to New York who can’t make the drive themselves are also starting to use car-booking and ride-sharing apps to ferry their kids around. Parents are particularly turning to the apps for teenagers’ transportation needs to sports events and parties, said Brian Solis, an analyst at Altimeter Group, a San Mateo, California-based firm that researches the impact of new technologies. The apps let parents monitor where their children are during rides, something taxis and other modes of transport still don’t offer.

News Date: 
Oct 31
Source: 
Bloomberg

City streetscapes examined at conference

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Hundreds of transportation officials and transit entrepreneurs from around the world convened in San Francisco last week for an annual conference on designing streetscapes and new transit technology, many of which have taken root in The City.

Much of the three-day Designing Cities Conference by the National Association of City Transportation Officials centered around the organization's guides to urban street design and urban bikeway design. San Francisco has adopted both.

News Date: 
Oct 30

 

 

 

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