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  • Get rewarded for avoiding traffic
  • Get rewarded for avoiding traffic
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Get rewarded for avoiding traffic

Tired of spending your commute to work stuck in traffic jams? Urban Engines hopes to solve this problem by incentivising people to use less congested routes. It uses algorithms to help cities determine key congestion areas, and rewards commuters for avoiding them. 



  • Get paid to cycle to work Get paid to cycle to work

    France’s transport ministry has announced a new initiative to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes. Employers have pledged to pay their staff 25 cents for every kilometre spent commuting on two wheels. But do financial incentives actually change behaviour?

  • Article image DriveNow: Germany's convenient car-sharing

    As Millennials increasingly perceive ownership as a burden, car-sharing companies like DriveNow are changing the game. From Dusseldorf to Munich, they’re catering to an ever-growing percentage of young Germans for whom owning a car is no longer a viable or ‘cool’ thing to do.

  • Ditching the car in Mexico City Ditching the car in Mexico City

    Mexico City may be one of the most congested and dangerous cities to cycle in, but a group of people calling themselves 'The Bicitekas' are promoting non-motorised transport. The commuting contest shows how a bike is always faster than a car, motorbike or public transport.

  • Article image How ParkatmyHouse is driving civic participation

    ParkatmyHouse connects the owners of unused parking spaces with the drivers who desperately need them, proving the power of peer-to-peer consumption.