Micromobility Roundup August 26

Micromobility Roundup August 26


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Look ‘ma, no rider! Segway/Ninebot unveils scooters that maneuver without a rider theoretically making fleet rebalancing and charging much less expensive and carbon intensive as well as helping solve sidewalk clutter.

More than scooters: Maker of popular battery swappable electric mopeds, Taiwanese Gogoro aims to become a mobility platform with the launch GoShare, a new vehicle sharing platform.

An oasis a transit desert: Chicago sees increasing mobility access via significant scooter adoption in low-income communities with limited access to public transit.

Bikes > e-cars: Report from U.K. Parliament concludes that cycling, transit, and walking are the keys for reaching legally binding emission targets, not private vehicles, even electric cars.

The other parking lot: Boasting an eye popping 12,500 parking spots, the Dutch unveil the ultimate transit companion – the world’s biggest bicycle parking structure serving an adjacent railway station.

A new hope? With a severe lack of street design progress, former NACTO deputy director and Bird’s Sustainability Chief talks about the much needed rapid mode shift to sustainable mobility occurring thanks to scooters.

Yet another red herring: Preserving “historic character” sentiments projected onto scooters are much more about resistance to any change than about true neighborhood character preservationism.



Fast Company The future of the global shipping industry is . . . bikes

CityLab The California Beach Cruiser Built a Bike Movement

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

Wired Ford’s Bid for Safer Scooters? Sensors Everywhere

Fast Company How Copenhagen plans to reach carbon-neutral status in just six years

Forbes Wheeling And Dealing: Bicycle-Oriented Development Shifts Into Higher Gear

Clean Techia Rayvolt Tapped To Supply Barcelona-Based Scooter & Bike Sharing Network YEGO

Fast Company The world’s smallest bike share can be found in this tiny village north of the Arctic Circle

Curbed Chicago Just like Lime, Bird says biggest rider complaint is not enough scooters

DCist Lyft Just Raised Its Scooter Prices. How Much Do All The Scooters Cost, Anyway?

Los Angeles Times Scooter startup says needy communities in San Francisco asked to be excluded

Intelligent Transport New micromobility association launched in the Nordics

Independent Telegraph Bike-Sharing Market Overview with Growth Opportunities to reach CAGR of 16.12%, Key Offerings for Consumer Services,Diversified Consumer Services,Specialized Consumer Services sector in APAC, EMEA & Americas 2022

CBS DFW Planned Electric Scooter Rally In Downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum Draws Ire Of Dallas Police

Las Vegas Review-Journal RTC electrifies downtown bike share program with e-bikes addition

Independent Iranian bike-sharing app sparks outrage after refusing women service


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