China: Explaining Ride-Hailing’s Rapid Rise

Shared Mobility in Practice How ride-hailing has gone from nonexistence to a mammoth industry in the space of a few years in the People’s Republic of China By Emma Latham-Jones and Will Duncan Along the Champs-Élysées of Shanghai, Huaihai Road, a woman is hovering on the pavement’s edge with her smartphone in hand, as she glances from her screen to the road and back again. … Continue reading China: Explaining Ride-Hailing’s Rapid Rise

Los Angeles: Harnessing Data for Transport Innovation

Shared Mobility in Practice By Emma Latham-Jones and Will Duncan An urban transport revolution is underway in Los Angeles, the epitome of a car-reliant city – and it revolves around data. Los Angeles, California’s largest city, has long been infamous for its traffic. But now app-based services revolving around shared vehicles are taking off. The city government is embracing these new services as a way … Continue reading Los Angeles: Harnessing Data for Transport Innovation

Why Flight Shaming Will Not Take Off

Exploding demand for air travel, low ticket prices and the simple ease of flying make it hard for the flight shaming movement to develop truly global momentum By Emma Latham-Jones Since 2017, there has been a surge in the number of northern European campaigners boycotting air travel for leisure. But this so-called flygskam (“flight shaming”) movement is up against the lure of low prices for … Continue reading Why Flight Shaming Will Not Take Off

“The Paris Agreement Can’t Save the Planet Without Transport”

More than 190 governments will meet in Santiago de Chile in December 2019 to agree how to make the objectives of the seminal 2015 Paris Climate Agreement a reality. More than ever, transport will be the focus of attention: it contributes nearly a quarter of man-made CO2 and its share is still rising. Emma Latham-Jones talked to Pierpaolo Cazzola, a renowned expert on the links … Continue reading “The Paris Agreement Can’t Save the Planet Without Transport”

”We should design cities for active mobility”

Philippe Crist is one of the world’s leading experts on cycling and urban mobility. He sat down with Emma Latham-Jones to talk about cycling culture in emerging countries, infrastructure improvements, and what mayors can do to promote cycling. At the world’s largest conference on cycling and urban mobility, Velo-City, politicians, city officials, transport experts, advocacy groups and researchers gather to discuss how cycling, and active … Continue reading ”We should design cities for active mobility”