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✊🏙 Uber CEO wants Uber buses 🚌 Safety concerns over driverless cars 💀 Seattle transit ridership surge 📈

Hey urbanists,A bit of a longer issue this week because there were some really interesting articles I
✊🏙 Uber CEO wants Uber buses 🚌 Safety concerns over driverless cars 💀 Seattle transit ridership surge 📈
By Radical Urbanist • Issue #21 • View online
Hey urbanists,
A bit of a longer issue this week because there were some really interesting articles I wanted to share on smart cities, self-driving cars, and ride hailing — all topics that I’m fascinated by, so hopefully you are too.
There’s also a section on transit ridership which looks at a broad range of factors that can influence it, and the specific examples of Seattle and Southern California, which have divergent ridership trends.
And finally, a thought-provoking article on the barriers to positive portrayals of transit in pop culture. TV and film play an important role in influencing our views, and if people saw their favourite characters using transit instead of cars, they may be more likely to do the same.
Have a great Sunday!
Paris

💀 Inconvenient truths about self-driving cars
The Waymo v. Uber trial has shaken my confidence in self-driving cars
Exposing the Power Vampires in Self-Driving Cars
🛑 More bad news from Uber
Uber Finally Admits It’s Taking On Buses
Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Thirteen: Even After 4Q Cost Cuts, Uber Lost $4.5 Billion in 2017
🤔 Toronto getting played by Sidewalk Labs?
Sidewalk Labs: Google’s Guinea-Pig City in Toronto
Google Wants to Let Tech Workers Reserve Public Space
📈 Which factors influence ridership?
Lessons on Ridership, from the National Literature
Seattle Cut Car Commuting Downtown While Adding 60,000 Jobs
Southern California's Declining Transit Ridership, Explained
🎥 Roadblocks to transit on film
Two barriers that keep pop culture from embracing public transportation
✊️❤️ Thanks for reading, and feel free to follow me on Twitter, Medium, or Instagram for even more!
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