The Road Not Taken (The Verge)

How we found (and lost) the dream of Personal Rapid Transit by Adi Robertson Half a century after its heyday, the Alden StaRRcar clearly wasn’t made for its world. It looks like a white flatiron with wheels or a sleek, plastic bullet, dwarfed by the regal sedans of 1960s Detroit. It belongs in one of…

Have U.S. Cities Reached Peak Parking? (REDFIN)

Written by Eric Scharnhorst on December 9, 2016 As cities update their parking policies, new home construction will become easier and less expensive Key Findings Construction of residential parking spaces peaked in 2012. Builders will provide more housing and less parking across the U.S. next year as more cities start letting developers decide how much…

Why Uber lost $2.2 billion in 9 months (Vox)

by Timothy B. Leetim@vox.com Published on  Jan 9, 2017 It’s not unusual for a new company to lose money as it seeks market share and traction, but Uber is testing investors’ patience to a degree that’s unprecedented in the history of Silicon Valley. A December report from Bloomberg showed that the car-hailing app lost over $2.2…