The Spark Guide to Life, Episode One: Transportation

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How Uber makes traffic worse Last summer, New York City capped the number of Uber and Lyft drivers allowed on city streets, and London, UK is considering doing the same. It's an attempt to manage congestion. But wasn't ride-sharing supposed to reduce congestion? Transportation planning expert Bruce Schaller explains how it has actually made things worse. The evolution of airport design They might bright and modernist, or dark and brutalist. But one problem all airport designers have to deal with is the sheer distance people have to get through between the check-in counter and the departure gate. Janet Bednarek is an aviation and design historian—and she explains the challenges that still exist in designing the modern airport. Are we driving cars or are cars driving us? With everything from car subscriptions to scooter sharing, we're still stuck in traffic. Gabe Klein is the former Transportation Commissioner for Chicago & Washington D.C. believes our relationship with the car has to change — and that technology may be the driving force to change it.

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