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What to do when you live in an area with little public transit and no car? Jenny O'Brien wanted to bring safety back to hitchhiking, and launched Lawrence Onboard in her small Kansas town. Drivers and riders alike pre-register and carry ID, and serendipity has made it so that hitchhikers were picked up on average in seven minutes.

One Woman's Plan To Make Hitchhiking Safe Again | Co.Exist