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Micromobility Roundup December 4

But do they replace car trips? A new report from Santa Monica’s scooter pilot reveals that almost half of all scooter rides do in fact replace trips otherwise taken by car. That’s a good look for sustainability!

Coming-out party: Chinese e-bike component manufacturer Bafang Electric IPOs on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, raising 168 million Euros with plans for investments in motor and controller manufacturing, lithium ion batteries, international marketing, and R&D.

7 Books Any Urbanist Would Love

There are lots of great urbanist reading lists out there.

But if you’re looking for something a little outside the usual urbanist wheelhouse, you might enjoy this diverse list!

While these selections aren’t strictly cannon, they share a perspective shifting quality about streets and our daily reality that we think you or someone you love who lives in and/or interested in cities will greatly enjoy.

Principles of Great Cities

Why are some cities so heavily frequented by tourists and others not?

Of course familiarity has something to do with it. But tourism numbers usually reflect the aesthetic and social beauty of cities that make them attractive places to visit as well as to live.

That, in a nutshell, is the overview of this wonderfully perceptive video which uncovers some important principles of great city design.

Micromobility Roundup Nov 20

But do they replace car trips? A new report from Santa Monica’s scooter pilot reveals that almost half of all scooter rides do in fact replace trips otherwise taken by car. That’s a good look for sustainability!

Coming-out party: Chinese e-bike component manufacturer Bafang Electric IPOs on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, raising 168 million Euros with plans for investments in motor and controller manufacturing, lithium ion batteries, international marketing, and R&D.

The Superhero of Cities

What can reduce air pollution, noise pollution, increase public spaces, increase local business and economic vibrancy, and make a city more social and pleasant?

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Superblock?

It’s not quite clear what led him to visit a juvenile prison and to come up with a seemingly crazy idea of taking convicted criminals out of prison and on long trail rides.

Micromobility Roundup Nov 12

Tour de Paris: Paris sees a massive 54% jump in bike ridership in a single year thanks to a visionary mayor who vowed to “turn Paris into a global cycling capital” and bold bike plan, which included 200 additional miles of bike routes and a $780 million bike-share scheme.

Deliver us from auto: Lime rolls out “See You There” ad campaign in Los Angeles aiming at the city’s isolating and traffic-laden car-culture and encouraging Angelinos to explore new modes of mobility like scooters.

An EV That (Almost) Fits In Your Pocket

There’s a lot of hype over electric cars these days. But electric cars are still cars. They still take up the same amount of space, they’re still expensive, they still take a lot of energy to run, they’re still deadly, and they still cause enormous traffic and waste countless human hours.

Before dockless scooters were a thing, before micromobility was even a word, Sanjay Dastoor pulled out primary components of an electric vehicle from his pocket, Steve Jobs style…

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