Uber and Lyft drivers’ median hourly wage is just $3.37, report finds. Majority of drivers make less than minimum wage and many end up losing money, according to study published by MIT
This feature from Vox.com gains emphasis in times and places of bad weather, such as the so-called Bomb Cyclone now locking down swathes of North America home to aging populations.
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Three items reminding us that how we move around our community reflects and helps determine our status there.
Low-wage jobs are moving to distant suburbs. How will workers get there? As low-wage jobs shift out of the cities, some employers use the rides as a way to attract workers from urban areas.
Why the fight for better transit is part of the fight for racial equity. There are two things I want desperately: justice and better public transit
Transportation: the overlooked poverty problem
See also: (47) No ride? No job!
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Congress for the New Urbanism has produced a report on the spatial hardship of living in sprawl. Lower income people often find themselves pushed outward to places where transportation drains their resources when it comes to community participation, shopping, access to employment or public services. CNU should be commended for adding greater depth to their general critique of placemaking with this document. Seattle/Tacoma is the focus of the report but it’s general assumptions are applicable beyond there.
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Cycling for transportation is easy on your personal finances and your carbon footprint. Scale that to the population of your community with, yes, a little help from the Infrastructure Department.
What Mississauga and Scarborough need to encourage more cycling in suburban areas. Advocates say separated bikes lanes are needed in both areas to make cyclists feel safe
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This is a moving feature on the role a bicycle can play for lower income folks living in the sprawl. Los Angeles is the place but we know for a fact lives like this are found in Canadian communities as well.
How low income cyclists go unnoticed. There really is a world where people pedal to work, use bikes for everyday transportation and by riding, form close communities of friends and neighbors – and it exists right in your town
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One of the big ideas around here is that poverty and social difficulty are built right into the very structure of sprawl.
The hidden inequality of America’s street design. New data shows that pedestrians in the U.S. are more likely to die if they’re poor, a person of color, uninsured, or old
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Look, it isn’t that we hate Vancouver but that town is gonna pop an aorta any day now …and it won’t have anyone to blame but itself.
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While busways may not be as cool as LRT and HSR lines, regional rail networks or subways they certainly seem to have a place in addressing suburban poverty. How so? By helping carless/low income workers get around better. At any rate, here is a specific US example of the busway benefit.
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