Micromobility Roundup July 15

Micromobility Roundup July 15


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Last mile goods: Further boosting the value of bike/micromobility lanes, Refraction A.I. reveals an autonomous delivery vehicle capable of utilizing bike lanes and overcoming winter conditions.

Unit economics drama: As The Information claims Bird seeking additional funding due to absent unit economics, Bird founder Travis VanderZaden and board member David Sachs fire back with positive unit economics thanks to robust new Bird One model and strong revenue growth numbers.

German scoot rush: After legalization of electric micromobility, Europe’s largest market Germany sees a rush to launch scooter services, taking advantage of a large, untapped new market and good weather.

AV/EV or Micromobility? While the promises of electric and autonomous cars have been around for decades, UK report shows micromobility trumps on climate and quality of life and Silicon Valley’s “learn by doing” philosophy successfully (albeit imperfectly) delivers on real-world traffic and emissions reductions.

European nest: Bird eyes Paris as a major European hub announcing plans to hire 1,000 people over two years even as first reaction of some French police and politicians is cracking down on scooters.

Maple cycle: Toronto announces major $7.5-million expansion of city’s bike share network with over 1000 new bikes and 105 new stations to accommodate the rapid adoption of two wheeled mobility.

Citi Bike inequity: As new report reveals major disparities between race and income access to Citi Bikes, equitable access is possible as an anticipated summer expansion announcement nears.

Books n’ bikes Over 20 public libraries in the U.S. have launched free bike-share programs, often with city health departments, to help boost library access and improved health and well-being.

Scooterpool? Lime rolls out Group Ride in 20 cities worldwide allowing multiple scooter rentals with one account. Dead smartphone battery? No problem!



Yahoo Finance Lime Looks to Hyperwallet to Facilitate Payments to Growing Scooter “Juicer” Force

US News & World Report U.S. Libraries Launch Bike-Sharing Programs

Curbed Chicago Love scooters or hate ‘em? Chicago officials want to know

TechCrunch Dockless bikes, except for JUMP’s, are still on hold in SF

Yahoo Finance Electric Motorcycle and Scooter Market to Reach Valuation More than US$14.29 Bn by 2027, Noted TMR

The Verge Flash floods in Washington, DC take their toll on dockless bikes and scooters

Outside Bike Lanes Make Cities Safer for Everyone

New York Times New York Was Supposedly Getting Better for Cyclists. What Happened?

Crain’s Detroit Business Spin joins scooter use program designed to help optimize fleet size, distribution

Bicycle Association E-bike incentives over twice as effective as e-car grants

Cycling Weekly E-bikes trump electric cars in climate change battle, says research group

Engadget Lime expands scooter reservations to the US

Tennessean Banning scooters won’t fix Nashville. Building for them will.

IndyStar How scooters have changed Indianapolis after 1 year

Washington Citypaper Onewheel Riders Build Community While Floating Through the Region’s Streets

San Francisco Chronicle Lyft wins preliminary ruling for exclusive bike-rental rights in SF

Have A Go Musings Striking similarities between audiobooks 📚🔈 and ebikes/scooters 🚲🛴⚡️


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