Hey Korey Batey thanks for sharing this app! This does sound like a platform to help people move up in social mobility. Any thoughts, experiences, or further explanation you can give us as to how this can address other modes of mobility? (Specifically surrounding mobility of people from point A to point B?)
Good afternoon annie young , thanks for asking this very important question! Our City:One team has hosted community work sessions throughout the past few weeks, and we have constantly worked to better describe the demographics and opportunity areas in this area (and it also applies to the entire city). If you have time, check it out. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cityone-challenge-community-session-4-inclusive-mobility-tickets-65767146305?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
To answer your question briefly, there are people of many backgrounds in this area: those that rely on public transportation, those that choose to forgo car ownership due to its expensive upkeep (car payments, insurance, etc.), those that have an age or disability factor to mobility... this specific target area has a mix of commercial and residential uses. As you can see in some of the insights from others, roads are not well maintained, public transit can become an issue with on-time arrivals, weather fluctuations, etc. Again, please come out to the community session to get first-hand knowledge!
Thanks for sharing Justin Bennett ! To be honest with you, I have not thought about skateboarding as a means of mobility. Thanks for sharing your experience here. I think all of us agree that the roads need to be maintained better (not just Michigan Ave!). I know you mentioned that there are wider sidewalks between Hart Plaza and LCA... Any other ideas you might have, which might benefit people who would use multiple ways of transportation?