Towards Transport Infrastructure 2.0: soft infrastructure and buspooling

(Busy with Master’s thesis at the moment. This is more of a philosophical piece.) Infrastructure in Developed Countries I don’t mean infrastructure in the sense of the World Wide Web. The tech industry has borrowed many similes from older professions: nowadays you can proclaim to be a Software Architect, a Data Scientist or a Technology Evangelist making cool things in a data warehouse or a tech bootcamp. It seems natural that, as society intertwines increasingly with the Web, IT professions become more specialised and sophisticated. But what of traditional infrastructure, things like roads and electricity and schools? ...

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How bike-sharing isn’t (and cannot be) about the bikes: Case in Singapore

SG Bike, launched on 24 Aug, was the latest to join the bike-sharing boom in Singapore, becoming the 4th player here in addition to oBike, ofo and Mobike – who have all debuted in 2017 (in this order). It’s incredible how, in the space of less than 8 months, the start-ups have outnumbered the 2,300 bikes initially envisioned and planned by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) without public funding. ...