Micromobility Roundup April 29

Micromobility Roundup April 29

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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?

A little too disruptive: The story of “bicycle town” Wangqingtuo, and how the Chinese bike-sharing boom and bust caused major turmoil.

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.

 

MORE MICROMOBILITY & URBANISM STORIES

Curbed New York NYC draws closer to legalizing e-scooters, e-bikes thanks to state bill 

The Guardian Cities are louder than ever – and it’s the poor who suffer most 

Fast Company Washington, D.C., will run on 100% renewable electricity by 2032

The Guardian Corbyn launches bid to declare a national climate emergency

Forbes What Is The Number One Killer Of People Ages 5 to 29?

New York Times California Has a Housing Crisis. The Answer Is More Housing

The Guardian The library of things: could borrowing everything from drills to disco balls cut waste and save money?

Fast Company How Did Denmark Spark Its Miraculous Food-Waste Reduction?

 

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