Roadmapping the Future:  

Machines for Moving:  

  • Just a few weeks ago we linked to Postmates' launch of a delivery robot, and now Amazon has announced their own entrant into the category. Given that cities are struggling to make sensible policies to address streets and sidewalks crowded by existing modes of transport (like the current controversies around electric scooters, dockless bikes, or Mayor de Blasio's e-bike crackdown), the growing hordes of delivery robots will almost certainly mean more chaos and conflict than slick press releases suggest. 


More next week.