You may have seen my recent Washington Post piece on why fixed route transit will always be essential. Here’s my deeper dive for the Southern California Association of Governments Vision 2040 report. It focuses more specifically on how a focus on geometry can help us be smarter about prediction. Most important paragraph:
If you can recognize a problem as geometric — such as the need to use space efficiently in cities – you can become a smarter consumer of predictions. Cities will always have relatively little space per person, so no matter what technologies we invent, the amount of space that things take will always matter, and we’ll have to use that space wisely.