Longboard Sharing Service
Transportation plays a vital role in urban life and urban pollution. The demand to support cleaner energy transportation options in urban areas has exploded in recent years. Public transportation systems, electric buses, hybrid taxis, and bike sharing programs are examples of strategies to promote active modes of transportation while decreasing the pollution and congestion. While many mayors and urban planners have played an active role in creating a biking infrastructure equipped with bike sharing options, skateboarding and longboarding remains stigmatized.
I believe the continued marginalization of skateboarding and longboarding in urban environments is due to the lack of education and accessibility. In my thesis I intend to show how boarding can be made accessible, affordable and fun through the use of a longboarding sharing service. By creating this service, I hope to change people’s perception of boarding and provide them with an enjoyable alternative form of transportation. Since skateboarding carries with it a serious risk for injury, I intend use a private app driven sharing system that also promotes safe boarding education while encouraging community cohesion.