Uber launches electric bike-sharing serving in Germany

Move is part of firms efforts to patch up its relationship with European governments Uber has launched an electric bike-sharing service in Germany as part of efforts to repair its relationship with European governments. The controversial ride-hailing app has been prohibited from operating some of its services in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Belgium, after […]

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My week as an Uber courier: my bike get stolen, but I maintained my five-star rating

Delivering everything from books to falafel sandwiches was easy, but excessive periods of downtime build the future prospects of earning a consistent living grim Nicholas pads down the stairs of his apartment building on Broome Street in New Yorks Soho neighbourhood where the cheapest two-bedroom unit costs more than$ 2m in his boxers and a […]

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Is the mass sharing of driverless cars about to reshape our suburbiums?

Sidewalk Labs believes personal vehicle ownership is about to become history, inducing suburbs more accessible and better for walking and cycling. But what if it simply entails people jostle each child into a different auto to get to school? A few months ago I interviewed Klaus Bondam, head of the Danish cycling union and formerly […]

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How Facebook groups bring people closer together- neo-Nazis included

Mark Zuckerbergs new mission is to bring the world closer together. But Facebook groups can unite radicals as easily as they serve hobbyists Ricky Caya was looking for something. A 43 -year-old postal service worker and father of two in Quebec, he felt unsettled and unconnected. The great social movements of the 1960 s, the […]

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San Francisco’s scooter war: city makes back as ‘unlawful’ schemes flood streets

City officials send cease-and-desist letters to electric scooter startups, as local residents complain the unregulated schemes are a nuisance Some people are tossing the scooters into trash cans and lakes. Others are tripping over them on the sidewalk, complain of broken toes and dangerous collisions. The San Francisco war over electric scooters- which several startups […]

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‘Living laboratories’: the Dutch cities amassing data on oblivious residents

In Eindhoven, Utrecht and Assen smart projects are tackling everything from traffic to street crime. But with privacy laws being flouted and commercial companies in on the purposes of the act, are things as benign as they seem? Stratumseind in Eindhoven is one of the busiest nightlife streets in the Netherlands. On a Saturday night, […]

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Is Elon Musk’s plan for a road network beneath LA more than a pipe dream?

Cities attract wild ideas, from Qinhuangdaos straddling bus to Londons bike lanes in the sky. As Musks Boring Company starts tunnelling, could his plans for underground roads and Hyperloop trains demonstrate the doubters incorrect? In early August, the city council of Hawthorne, California, held a special meeting. It had set aside this time to discuss […]

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