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LAST WEEK IN MICROMOBILITY
Rumors of scooters’ demise greatly exaggerated: Lime reaches 50 million rides in just 18 months and the number of scooters around the world keeps on growing, showing remarkable demand for affordable and fun first/last mile options.
Striving for scooter sustainability: Bird wants to achieve true scooter sustainability, by offering renewable credits and carbon offsets to mitigate delivery and charging, redesigning scooters for longevity, and working on a full life-cycle analysis to better understand its carbon footprint.
Bike adoption on both sides of the pond: Car-centric Houston begins seeing car trips replaced by bike-sharing, while the UK hits another record year in cycling figures.
Laufmachine, anyone? A surprising ancestor of the bicycle, one of today’s key climate solutions, was directly tied to climate resiliency during the 19th century “year without a summer”. Who knew?
Miss “e” yet? Bike-sharing providers see significant drops in ridership when e-bikes are taken away, demonstrating the “transformational” power of their electric assist.
Does it spark joy? New research shows cycling is the “happiest mode” of commuting when comfortable bike infrastructure is available. We agree.
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