Micromobility Roundup August 19

Micromobility Roundup August 19


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Biking cities don’t just happen: Groningen has boosted their number of two wheel trips to 61% and achieved “the cleanest air of any big Dutch city,” but it wasn’t always a cycling city. How this Dutch city transitioned and what other cities can learn.

Juicy numbers: Months after raising a whopping $300M, Lime is said to be looking to raise another huge round, as much as $500M with potential investment from Japanese SoftBank.

Beefy blue wheels: Skip introduces their longer range, sharing-grade scooter and leads the industry with battery swapping to help reduce its fleet maintenance costs and carbon footprint.

Parisian breakup: As Paris is set to ban all but three providers, scooter sharing companies vie to position themselves as the chosen ones instead of objecting to the extreme mobility double-standards.

On a roll! While the world might see Copenhagen as a biking haven, the city shows us that there’s always of room for improvement, almost doubling ridership in the last 7 years with the help of terrific infrastructure including 17 new bike bridges, e-bikes, e-scooters, and civic climate awareness.

Micromobility graduation: Looking to move past its limited sandbox license, Moovel applies for a full license to expand its fleet of 1000 bikes in Singapore.

A whole new street: Making it a finalist for the NewCities Wellbeing City Award, Bogota’s Ciclovía shows what is possible with 120km of major streets going car-free every week creating safe, bikeable, healthy, pollution free environment for all its citizens.



Chicago Tribune Chicago’s scooters are mostly being used during rush hour, and 3 other things to know about the devices

Electrek Remember that V8 electric motorcycle? It’s started production — with 3D printing

Bike Auckland Crash, Cry and Carry On – Cycling Beyond Trauma

GeekWire Google Maps adds Lime scooters and bikes as transportation options in more than 100 cities

USA Today Electric scooters: Love or hate them? Here’s what you need to know

CBS Baltimore Over 1.5M Trips Taken On Dockless Scooters In Baltimore Since Launch 1 Year Ago

Crain’s Chicago Business Scooters in an unjust city: There’s a war in our streets, and we don’t even know it

Electrek It’s finally happening: Americans are switching to electric mopeds as rental programs expand


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