Ride-hailing services provided by companies like Uber and Lyft have doubled in less than 10 years. While they're still a small fraction of total trips taken in the U.S., their potential impact on urban mobility is a very good reason for cities to include the ride-hailing growth trend in their transportation planning.
Electric scooters are flooding the sidewalks of some cities as the companies that rent them are racing to establish market share. The cities are now struggling in a race they didn’t enter. See how they’re coping and how they’re approaching regulations.
Shared transportation, which includes mass transit and other urban travel options, is responding to the changing needs and preferences of the people who use those services. And those needs and preferences need to be well understood and reflected in city transportation and comprehensive land use planning.
The Makkah Clock Tower, located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is the world’s largest clock tower and the second tallest building. It has 76 stories and is 577 meters high. It is a vast complex with hotels, shopping outlets, food courts and luxury apartments. The owners of the luxury apartments at the Clock Tower wanted the contractor to implement a solution so that each of their 5,000 tenants could be billed individually for their utility usage.