I'm surprised more places don't do this. There is such a proliferation of Uber drivers now particularly when things like football matches or gigs end. Airports would be another example.
I wonder if any new build offices or shopping centres are planning for things like this. How does a 5/10 year planning cycle react to 12 month / 18 month digital trends. Trends or bubble? Permanent or temporary change?
Digital demands changes to infrastructure faster than the pace of infrastructure.
Uber try and fix this with their suggested pick up and drop off points. That works well and co-ordinates the network, presumably based on data.
Desire paths in action.
People have always needed dropping off and picking up. In London there are still some of these lighted taxi signs outside hotels and posh blocks of flats. And parliament obvs.
Old problems new solutions. (Another episode from Tech is Neither Good nor Bad, just Different.)
This picture from R Chunn