This week, Here to There takes on flexibility. Both users and providers benefit from flexible mobility solutions that adapt to changes in needs, schedules, weather, or, at a more macro level, demographics or resources. Flexibility is enhanced by choice in mobility options, and last year the Twin Cities lost one transportation option that many regarded as particularly flexible–Car2Go.
In this episode, join us for a walk across the University of Minnesota’s East Bank with PhD candidate Jonathan Brown, a former Car2Go user who tells us about the role that car-sharing played in his regular commutes and what he’s done in its absence to adapt. Then we’re joined in studio by Mary Morse Marti, Executive Director of Move Minneapolis and one of the founders of the Twin Cities’ original car-share service, HOURCAR, who shares with us her insights on what the future of flexible mobility in the Twin Cities might look like.
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Here to There is developed and produced by Minneapolis-based think/do tank Apparatus in partnership with Transit for Livable Communities/St. Paul Smart Trips. The 10-episode podcast series focuses on the ways in which our daily lives and our daily commutes are inextricably linked.