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Millennials: liberty, equality, mobility

20.09.2019

Previously a symbol of freedom, cars are no longer filling young people’s dreams. Smartphones have now taken their spot on the podium of desirable objects. Happiness is a mobile phone Generations born after 1980 are less and less attached to cars. While mobility still represents a source of fulfilment and enjoyment, a gateway to employment…

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Polly, the city “parking fairy”

13.09.2019

The Polly app cuts the time needed to find a city-centre parking space in half. Who hasn’t wasted precious time driving around in circles to find a city-centre parking space? No one, apparently, because according to statistics, it only takes between 5 and 20 seconds for a space to be filled. With the Polly app,…

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Travelling further for a more settled lifestyle: the paradox of hypermobility

26.07.2019

Whether for work or play, hypermobility is becoming more and more widespread for people from wealthy countries, who are travelling faster, further, and more often. Paradoxically, though, hypermobility is sometimes the best way to stay close to home. From low-cost flights to high-speed trains and motorways, the development of transport solutions and decreasing prices are…

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Should taxi services be overhauled?

19.07.2019

In early 2019, the strike by Madrid taxi drivers led to an incredible drop in road traffic in the Spanish capital. This phenomenon should prompt stakeholders to rethink mobility models. What if the solution to congested city centres was simply getting rid of taxis? Eliminating them altogether is rather too radical an idea, but updating…

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