Micromobility Roundup

Micromobility Roundup February 11

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.

Micromobility Roundup February 4

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!

Micromobility Roundup January 7

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

Micromobility Roundup December 25

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

Micromobility Revolution Roundup December 10

Uber’s scooter rumor-mill: While there is no definitive news, the rumors about Uber’s ambitions for a Bird or Lime acquisition continue swirling.

Mother of all scooters: The story of Ninebot, the birthplace of most of today’s electric scooters, and how it never saw the scooter explosion coming.

Yellow Latin Micromobility: Growing out of its first home in São Paulo, Yellow is getting ready to expand dockless bike sharing to Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, and beyond.

Micromobility Revolution Roundup December 3

Lyft-off: the ride-sharing company expands Citi Bike into NYC’s outer boroughs, stepping on Lime and Jump territory. Where is Mario Puzo, now that we need him?

Uber in the race for micro-mobility: The ridesharing company is looking to secure a deal with either Bird or Lime before the end of the year.

Equitable bike-sharing: Populus report finds dockless bike-share and e-scooter adoption is more popular amongst DC’s low-income population and African-American residents.

Micromobility Revolution Roundup November 12

Slow and steady wins the disruption: Christensen Institute publishes paper on true EV disruptors being not high-end Teslas, but low-speed, limited range electric vehicles, “hallmarks of disruption.”

E-bikes opposite of “cheating”: Research shows e-bikes still increases heart rates, dramatically increases frequency of riding, and great for overall health.

Micromobility Revolution Roundup November 5

Back to the future: The Segway was supposed to revolutionize mobility. 20 years later, electric scooters, made by Segway, just might be the realization of inventor Dean Kamen’s mobility dream

Climate lies and fraud: $2tn group of big investors challenge 55 companies over “‘behind the scenes’ lobbying to undermine efforts to limit climate change while publicly backing carbon reduction” including BMW, BP, and ArcelorMittal.

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