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Developers Already Catering to the Uber Crowd

Waiting for transportation network companies to change development? The future is already here.
November 24, 2016, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"As urban real estate becomes ever-more expensive, some property developers are shrinking or killing their parking spaces and offering Uber subsidies and other incentives instead," according to an article by Esther Fung.

And it's not just residential developments that are rethinking their approach to the mobility of their residents. "Developers of shopping malls, stadiums and theme parks, meanwhile, are reimagining their exterior footprints to account for more Uber traffic, playing with new ideas such as widening curbside drop-off areas resembling those found at airports—some with concierges offering beverages—and shrinking parking lot space," explains Fung.

So while some debate the potential future impacts of mobility technology innovations like self-driving cars, evidence of changing mobility paradigms are already emerging in cities around the United States.

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Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in The Wall Street Journal
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