Commons in NYC

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After reading this article, I believe everything is possible!

How about changing our view on taxis: symbol of crazy driving: uselessly aceelerating and breaking down in endless traffic jams, driving all day with AirCon on and TV sceans at the back with no passenger…

How about seeing them as an efficient and sustainable mean of transport?

Plus: “…drivers make more money and passengers spend less money…”, can you believe it?!

The experience is being implemented right now and the first results are promissing…This is thanks to a man with an idea, an app and a lot of commons sense and cooperation from different organisation.

Enjoy: http://onthecommons.org/magazine/taxi-rides-go-communal

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One Response to “Commons in NYC”

  1. Alison Says:

    Hi Peter, nice to meet you. I’ve been travelling around your blog and find it very encouraging. People everywhere are capable of great good, and endlessly full of inspired ideas to make the world a better place. I have always been optimistic. The world is a wonderful place, and despite evidence to the contrary, people are essentially smart and caring. We all have big hearts. We just forget sometimes, especially when feeling afraid.
    Re this article – in Oaxaca, Mexico there are ‘colectivos’ which are taxis that stop whenever anyone puts their hand out, taking on as many passengers as they can who are going in the same direction. Works just fine – everyone pays less, but expects that the journey may take a little longer as the driver drops people off in different places.
    Thanks for visiting our blog, and for following. I hope you enjoy the stories of out journey, both inner and outer.
    Cheers
    Alison

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