Urban Omnibus and The Infrastructurist have teamed up to interview Robin Chase, the co-founder of Zipcar.
Robin talks about everything from founding Zipcar to her new ride-sharing project, Go Loco, to bigger visions about infrastructure, transportation and the internet. For example:
Infrastructure is destiny. Think about how we built out the national highway interstate network in the '50s. We built highways, we ripped out all the trolleys, and we didn't build any trains. We created our destiny as a car dependent nation because that's the infrastructure we built up. When we think about sprawl, we must remember that we built our houses on one-acre lots and now our choices for interaction are defined by that.
The whole thing is too long and rich to excerpt well, but be sure to read the whole thing here.