The way we travel around is going to change radically in the next few decades.
The privately owned car – that romantic emblem of autonomy and freedom – has proved too successful. Our cities and suburbs have become congested and air quality has deteriorated, posing a serious threat to our health.
As Sven Beiker, managing director of consultancy Silicon Valley Mobility, puts it: “Everyone getting in a two-tonne vehicle to go and get a pint of milk is not sustainable anymore.”
As the global population continues to grow and more people coalesce in and around cities, there is an urgent need for a rethink about how we move.