In a rapidly changing world where technology is transforming every aspect of our lives, it's no surprise that the way we move is also evolving rapidly. For Gen Zs, those born between 1997 and 2012, the landscape of transportation is vastly different from that experienced by previous generations. As digital natives, Generation Z has grown up in a world where innovation is the norm, and their expectations of the transport system are shaped by their desire for efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity.
In this article, we will explore the unique perspective of Gen Z on transportation, delving into their priorities, preferences, and aspirations for the future of mobility. Through an exclusive interview with a representative from this dynamic generation and a Shuttlers user, we will uncover personal insights and views. So buckle up and join us on this journey.
Meet Tomisin Joseph, an architect who works at Design Fairy Studio and a proud member of Generation Z. Tomisin has been using Shuttlers for his daily commute for the last 4 months. We sat down with him to discuss his views on transportation, his experiences with Shuttlers, and his hopes for the future of mobility.
What do you value most about the transport options available to you as a Gen Z'er?
Tomisin: As a Gen Z'er, I value convenience, affordability, and sustainability in my transport choices. I appreciate services that prioritise reducing carbon emissions and traffic congestion. That's one of the reasons I chose Shuttlers—it's a smart, eco-friendly option that meets my needs and fits my lifestyle.
How has using Shuttlers influenced your views on transportation?
Tomisin: Shuttlers has shown me the benefits of shared mobility and technology-driven solutions. It's an efficient and reliable service that has made my daily commute stress-free and productive. Before using Shuttlers, I never imagined that commuting could be enjoyable and affordable at the same time. It was either the yellow buses or other ride-hailing services. One is largely uncomfortable, and the other is expensive. Shuttlers is a perfect balance, and they have definitely changed my perspective on what transportation can and should be.
As a Gen Z'er, how do you see technology shaping the future of transportation?
Tomisin: I believe technology will play a huge role in making transportation smarter, greener, and more inclusive. From electric vehicles and autonomous driving to advanced traffic management systems, technology can revolutionise the way we move.
What are your hopes for the future of transportation in urban cities like Lagos?
Tomisin: I hope to see more eco-friendly and technologically advanced solutions like Shuttlers becoming the norm in cities like Lagos. This would greatly reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and the overall stress associated with moving from one place to another. I also hope that our cities will prioritise the development of sustainable infrastructure, such as bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly walkways, to encourage more environmentally responsible modes of transport.
Through our conversation with Tomisin, it's clear that Gen Z holds a unique and progressive view on transportation. Their desire for efficient, sustainable, and technologically advanced solutions is driving the industry to innovate and adapt. As more members of Gen Z enter the workforce and contribute to the global conversation on urban mobility, their influence on the future of transportation will undoubtedly continue to grow. With companies like Shuttlers leading the way, the future of urban transportation looks bright, sustainable, and inclusive.
Shuttlers is a tech-mobility company redefining the stressful and inefficient transportation narrative in cities and transforming it into a productive and stress-free experience for individuals, professionals, and corporates who want to move with purpose and comfortably.
We are focused on addressing the issue of inefficient transportation infrastructure and costs in Africa’s urban cities. Through our technology solutions, we provide a digital platform that enables bus ride sharing, targeted at individuals, professionals, and companies looking for smarter mobility options.
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