Welcome to our Micromobility Roundup where we curate the latest news and developments in micromobility!
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.
Tame dockless e-bikes: Zoov’s non-intrusive electric bikes lock on to each other for better parking.
Rising use lifts all micro-mobility boats: Bike-share rides increase during Portland’s scooter pilot program, contrary to some fears, suggesting positive feedback loops in micro-mobility.
Bird hatchlings: Bird launches a new service that helps any small business or entrepreneur launch, manage, and maintain their own fleet for a 20% fee.
Some serious cycling spending: The Netherlands set to invest an additional €245 million on bicycle infrastructure, making access to two-wheeled mobility even easier and more efficient. The Dutch are already way ahead of almost any other country when it comes to biking…
Treading new mobility waters: Daimler launches first kick-scooter fleet in Lisbon with MyTaxi in what Daimler CEO calls “new territory” for the company.
Data & policy: Remix releases its third white paper on emerging policy & mobility trends, focusing on local governments’ approach to managing and regulating shared electric scooters and bikes.
Micromobility lobby: Looking to directly influence policy for improved micromobility infrastructure, Lime hires prominent lobbyist firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
Dangerous scooters or cars? As demand for car alternatives continues to grow, cities should build infrastructure that’s safe for all, says the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.
Scooter squawk: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian speaks on CNBC’s Squawk Box about the hype of bike-sharing, scooters, the first/last mile user experience, and how Skip’s differs from other scooter sharing services.
Swedish scooters: Swedish startup VOI Technology raises $50 million in Series A, hoping to become a dominant scooter sharing provider in Europe while playing nice with cities.
Have A Go is the micromobility editor for CoMotion, a weekly roundup of all things mobility.
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