JUMP-starting slowing growth: As IPO approaches and growth for ride sharing slows, Uber proclaims self-disruption via micromobility as part of its master plan.
They wrote the book on biking infrastructure: How the first American design standard for protected bike lanes by NACTO helped spread bicycling in the U.S.
How not to do bike-share: Grossly underestimated bike lifespans and nearly-free unlimited rides were just two of the causes for Chinese bike-share company’s failure. The story of Ofo’s demise.
Micromobility and so much more: Indonesia-based Go-Jek, a ridehailing platform for motor scooters, food, groceries, and even massages, raises $1 billion from Google, JD.com, and others.
Sweet wheels: New entrant into the scooter sharing market, Wheels sports an innovative form factor with a seat, swappable batteries and a modular design, looking to significantly improve unit economics.
E-bikes get an A-list cast: The ease, freedom, and fun of e-bikes has reached Hollywood, with celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, William Shatner, Miley Cyrus, and Leonardo DiCaprio getting in on the action!
Disruption hype seems to hold: City of Portland figures show that in just a few months, 34% of users and 48% of visitors skipped the car over scooters with 6% of riders even getting rid of their cars.
First Birds, now storks? Scooters beginning to solve the 1st/last mile of package delivery, as UPS sees foldable scooters boosting deliveries in congested neighborhoods.
2018 Year of The Scooter: Love them or hate them, you knew they were coming…the year-end scooter retrospectives! CityLab, Vox, Forbes, The Verge, The Atlantic
Boring Is Completely Upside-Down: To solve urban mobility do the complete opposite of what Elon Musk proposes – Part 1
Make infrastructure sexy again: LA CoMotion panelist Rudy Salo connects the dots between mobility and our attitudes towards paying for great infrastructure