“Moving people rather than moving automobiles” is part of New York’s mission to improve its transportation, says Alison Bishins, US project coordinator for Embarq, in this fantastic video by the transportation NGO. To that end, the city is ramping up “bicycle infrastructure across the city, introducing bus rapid transit to the Bronx, and pedestrianizing Times Square.”
But that idea lies at the heart of social transit, and of taxi-sharing, too. We already have so many cars, and for the places, times and people that bicycles and public transit can’t help, they’re going to remain useful. If we can use our street spaces more intelligently, we can also use our cars more intelligently too.