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Along for the Ride - Issue #69

Hi friends, Happy Friday -- sending you all well-wishes of health, safety, and optimism. These past t
Along for the Ride - Issue #69
By Sarah Barnes • Issue #69 • View online
Hi friends,
Happy Friday – sending you all well-wishes of health, safety, and optimism. These past two weeks have felt the most agonizing for me so far, so if you’re also feeling a bit wobbly, I’m with ya. Feel free to reach out if you want a friendly face to talk to.
Today I’m grateful because so many cities globally are starting to buck up and think about how they can recover and reopen post-covid, with streets designed to move people. That’s the silver-lining I’m clinging to these days. Now onto the news!
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Read of the Week
London cycling could increase tenfold after lockdown.
Policy and Governance
Toyota joins to self-driving mobility trials in Norway.
Cruise’s cars delivering meals to those in need.
Lastly, if you want to look into some of the major layoffs that’s happened over the last two weeks you can follow the links below, but I warn you, it might make you feel a bit low.
  • Uber (feat. an investment in Lime, and a demolishing of their JUMP team)
  • Lime (feat. 13% of their work force being let go)
  • Bird (feat. a wild exposé on the company if you haven’t read it yet)
  • Lyft (feat. 17% of their work force being let go).
If you need a pick-me-up after that, just know that people are now referring to the Lime & JUMP merger as “Lump”. If that doesn’t give you a bit of a chuckle, I don’t know what will.
Research and Academia
Coronavirus has shown us a world without traffic. Can we sustain it?
Without regulation, self-driving cars could be a hazard.
Upcoming Webinars & Classes
Panel: What impact will AVs have on our transportation system?
That’s all from me folks.Have a beautiful weekend.
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