It’s The Little Things That Count: IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

In life outside of work, we’re fond of not sweating the small stuff, or at least trying not to. If we’re good about it, ignoring life’s little weights… Read More

The Future is Wow: Today’s Most Advanced (and Awesome) Mobility Tech

Ours are times of unprecedented innovation across nearly all facets of life. From activism to kinesiology, computational science to spirituality, humans are… Read More

Transforming Parking Inefficiencies Into Profitable Opportunities

The next time you leave your office, take an extra glance at the parking stalls. They’re one of the most ubiquitous facets of infrastructure in any city… Read More

What Lessons Have We Learned From The E-Scooter Storm?

They came, we rode, they conquered. What, since the revolution of the automobile, has been as swift, as controversial, and as disruptive to our national… Read More

Could the Trend In M&A Lead To A Turn In The Road To Tomorrowland?

There’s absolutely no denying it: these are exciting times to be in business. Surprising to many people (who don’t read this blog, anyway), this is… Read More

Regulating For Innovation

Before I merge onto the chaos of Interstate 5, the route I take to work meanders me down a few quiet roads in a residential neighborhood near the coast. One of… Read More

Reality Check: What AV’s Will Look Like (Without Hype)

I’m always more than a little wary of hype. I also understand it; it makes us feel good, it kicks the idea-train into overdrive. All the rumors and… Read More

Parking Best Practices For Today & Tomorrowland

ZEN AND THE ART OF MOBILITY MAINTENANCE From nowhere: the distinct, explosive, legally patented thunderclap of a Harley Davidson with perforated muffler.… Read More

Spare Change: The Evolution of Transit Agencies into Mobility Managers

Change can be costly and uncertain for any organization, but it’s an absolute imperative to stay relevant and profitable in today’s dynamic and easily… Read More

Come Together: Mobility Hubs and The Connected Future

"Coming Together Is A Beginning; Keeping Together Is Progress; Working Together Is Success." – Henry Ford I wonder if, in the midst of a turning… Read More

Who Will Save Our Cities?

They say people don’t change. This may or may not be true about ourselves, but we have a remarkable ability to change our surroundings, particularly our… Read More

What We Lose With Level 5 Autonomy

What time is your flight again? Traffic on the freeway… Parking-N-Ride apparently doing more parking than riding… TSA lines nearly out the door… not… Read More

From Security to Customer Service, Parking Robots Are Here

By and large, the general public is unanimously skeptical of robots. And not just the Terminators of science fiction. I mean, the very first words of this… Read More

Urban Planners: Undoing Our Cities For The Better

I like to speak of cities and mobility in terms of “ecosystems” because, as we explored last week, they function much in the same way as nature’s… Read More

Demand-Based Parking: Why It’s Good Governance

The revolution in the streets, the one propelling us to newer and greater heights, the one destined to build upon the buildings and streets so familiar to us… Read More

Healthy: How Planning & Design Strengthen Urban Ecosystems

If you have middle-schoolers, they can tell you all about how natural habitats fit into natural ecosystems; you can analogize to them that urban design fits… Read More

Seeing It Through: The Opportunities Of Visual Intelligence

NINETY PERCENT That’s how much of the information processed by the brain is visual. It’s our primary form of recognition and it’s also responsible… Read More

Three Key Ways to Streamline the Commuter’s Journey

Hope springs eternal, but optimizing the commuter’s journey takes effort. Nonetheless, it’s one of the most important endeavors in parking and mobility… Read More

Playing Nice: How We Can Ease Consumer Aggression Towards Technology

There’s a great scene in an awful reality TV show where Ozzy Osbourne is test driving a new car. He’s excited about the voice-enabled technology that… Read More

Today’s Top 5 Mobility Apps

AND HOW THEY COULD IMPROVE OUR TOMORROW Technology is the cornerstone of the Mobility Revolution, with applications and services that cross the spectrum… Read More

Where The Sidewalk Ends: Transforming Our Streets Starts at the Curb

CHAOS AT THE CURB Unsuspecting as it appears, the humble curb is, inarguably, the most untapped public asset in our metropolitan communities and a valuable… Read More

Leveling Up: Why We Should Focus On Low and Mid-Level Autonomous Vehicles

Less than a year ago, we were entertaining fantasies of driverless cars picking us up from the airport after a long work trip, dropping our children to school… Read More

Shared Mobility: How We Make Shared Mobility Work

Your old road is Rapidly agin'. Please get out of the new one If you can't lend your hand For the times they are a-changin' - Bob Dylan However… Read More

Game Day: How Willie Mays’ Statue Can Break Mobility Records South of Market

A larger-than-life tributary bronze statue of the great Willie Mays stands at the western corner of Giants’ baseball stadium in San Francisco. It’s the… Read More

Getting There: The Last Mile in Urban Mobility

In Los Angeles, an actor parks her car in a garage and rides an e-scooter to her audition. In Columbus, a visiting family takes a driverless shuttle along the… Read More

Glue and Small Parts — What Will Hold Smart Cities Together?

Have you ever watched kids putting a model airplane together? As often as not, with barely more than plastic wings in place, the replica is—to the little… Read More

Urban Vanguards: Smart Cities of Today Paving the Way to Tomorrowland

By the nature of my profession and personality, I do a lot of forward thinking and future speaking. Tomorrowland, for instance, is my clear albeit distant… Read More

Planes, Trains & Automobiles: How Mobility Options Impact Airport Infrastructure

PREPARING FOR APPROACH Call me biased, but I love flying into San Diego. Yes, it’s my local airport and, yes, I’m always relieved to be coming home. But… Read More

Autonomous Cars: My Thoughts Exactly

In bars and board rooms far and wide, Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) find their way into our favorite tech conversations, like the Internet of Things, or overseas… Read More

Five Parking Predictions for the 2020s

Don’t you think there’s something about new decades that’s energizing, exciting, even hopeful? We may be a year-and-a-bit out, but I’m already setting… Read More

The Congestion Question (and Possible Answers)

Outside my office window, it’s business as usual. A local coffee shop bustles with its typical morning mix of day-off-ers conversing over frothy… Read More

The Journey, the Experience, and What It Means for the Future

When I think of our ideal customers, I think of parents driving the family to Disneyland, a sister on her way to the airport, an uncle looking for the perfect… Read More

Show Me The Money: Smart Parking Initiatives Mean More Revenue for Public and Private Sectors

The parking industry is going nowhere fast. Put less paradoxically, it’s not going anywhere and growing fast. At least for as far into the visible future… Read More

Population Density and the Cities of the Future

Another Trip to Tomorrowland Last week, I dove into population growth and its anticipated effect on cities. We examined the evolution of LA’s urban… Read More

A Visit to Tomorrowland

Can you imagine a parking facility or hub that absorbs 100% of the carbon emissions from vehicles within? How about a “smart” system that accurately… Read More

Revolution In The Streets

There’s a massive revolution happening. In the streets of every community. Outside your workplace. A few steps from your front door. And even in your… Read More