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How to start transforming sprawl with shared personal vehicles

Kaid Benfield

Posted February 3, 2012 in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil

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  the future of personal transportation is tech-based (by: WheelChange)

WheelChange, an advocate for new, smart multi-modal transportation systems, asserts that a more sustainable future of personal transportation could be based on communications technology, smaller vehicles, and sharing:  “By enabling a diverse set of existing and new transportation options to work together to allow an individual access to their city, one could think of this smart multimobility future as being a set of stepping stones across a river, while the conventional car ownership model is more like the large and heavy bridge.”  It is the brainchild of Dan Sturges, a Colorado-based transportation designer and entrepreneur.

The video below, produced by Sturges, is a very clever and fun animation of how such a system could be deployed as a tool in reforming sprawl into smarter, walkable communities.  Enjoy!

 

  New Wheels for Joe from Dan Sturges on Vimeo.

All props and thanks to Lisa Nisenson and her new blog Planning Edges for highlighting the video first.

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Kaid Benfield writes (almost) daily about community, development, and the environment.  For more posts, see his blog's home page.  Please also visit NRDC’s sustainable communities video channel.

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