Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 500,000 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 297,503 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 395,451 cutting edge ideas.

Eco-Friendly Economy: Why the Urban Commuter is Garnering Attention

Michael Hemsworth
April 30th, 2013

Related Trend Reports

Billboards, Transportation
The world is more focused on the environment than ever before and the urban commuter is gaining market share at an accelerated rate, which makes it a lucrative demographic to tap into. An urban commuter can mean any one of a plethora of things; those that drive in from the suburbs, motorists that travel in-city or one that’s a mixture of both. What’s important to note about these modern urban commuters is that they’re looking for better ways to get around and it’s this attention to infrastructure that they’re drawing that’s key.

City life is undergoing a distinct tide change where a move towards smaller, more efficient means of living is valued more than the standard. As such, vehicles are getting smaller to help beat traffic congestion and housing is shrinking to be smaller than ever before imagined. It’s these notions that are of central focus in Trend Hunter’s PRO Trend Compact Commute, which strikes a chord with the modern urbanite that’s living more efficiently, smaller and with less waste than we’ve seen throughout the past fifty years.

As the infrastructure of city centers evolve to accommodate more urban commuters opting for smaller vehicles, to walk rather than drive or cycle, more businesses are adapting to this more locally based economy. Trend Hunter’s PRO Trend Eco Delivery discusses how courier services are coming back into the equation and delivering goods of all kinds to local inhabitants to better decrease dependency on shipped goods and carbon-emitting vehicles. Moreover, it’s this focus on the bicycle and small electric vehicles that will dominate the streets in the future rather than traditional vehicles, which is why adapting to the shift and marketing to the demographic can yield immensely positive results.

Check out Trend Hunter’s Eco Trend Report for more information on the cutting-edge innovations taking place that leave a smaller impact on the Earth than traditional transportation and are becoming more for urban life.