From On-Demand Transit Apps to DIY Wooden Vehicles

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 23, 2016
Self-driving shuttle buses, subway seat swings and bicycles that can be constructed out of wood are among a few of the top October 2016 commuting ideas.

As commuters seem out more economical and environmentally friendly forms of travel, there's a lot of innovation that's happening with bikes and buses. Examples of this include the Proterra Catalyst E2 bus, which can travel about 1,000 km on a single charge and the 0±0 Electric Power-Assisted Bicycle, which allows users to regenerate its power by cycling the bicycle on a stationary recharging station.

In order to make the most of public transit systems, consumers are taking advantage of apps like OurBus, which can help improve everything from navigation and convenience to safety. On this same theme, there are also incentives like BART Perks from San Francisco's regional transport authority, which provides rewards to those who avoid travel during rush hours.