1> While LEVS are often intended for ‘last mile’ transportation – from the subway to your destination, say – the convergence of electric motors, population density, and apathy toward cars is giving us vehicles that do more.
2> Ease of use has made scooters a popular shared vehicle – and scooter-share company Bird a unicorn.
3> With more types of noncars on the road, people like Terenig Topjian of haveago.city (a search engine for LEVS), who helped us with this list, have proposed streetscapes with lanes separating vehicles by size and speed.
4> There is no way of doing this without creating both noise and air disturbance. Imagine if each of the eight and a half million residents of New York City took one flight a month. That’s a big increase from normal traffic, enough to make the city unlivable. – Carlo Ratti, former head of CRA design and then director of the MIT Senseable City Lab
5> Think about São Paulo: Wealthy people hop around by helicopter. They never have to touch the ground. Air taxis are within our grasp, but I think it’s going to be used exclusively by wealthy people avoiding the streets. – Adam Greenfield, senior urban fellow in the London School of Economics Cities programme