Micromobility Roundup July 29

Micromobility Roundup July 29


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Spinning on all cylinders: Acquired by Ford last year, Spin announces sizeable expansion with 15,000 next generation scooters in 8 cities.

Big Bird: Bird raising Series D led by Sequoia valuing it at $2.5 billion after turning a corner on unit economics, hinting at the staying power of scooters after months of speculation.

Let the poaching begin! Lyft poaches Bird’s head of product in a string of hardware hires in a bid to develop custom hardware to attain the positive unit economics that Bird One seems to have achieved.

Unbundling, rebundling: Uber will pilot a $24.99 per month subscription of its offerings in San Francisco and Chicago: ride hailing, Eats, bikes, and scooters.

Mobility affordability: Study finds super-users of bike sharing tend to have household incomes lower than $35,000 keeping with the promise of micromobility affordability.

The folly of planned (scooter) economies: Data from Lime in Chicago suggests a shortage of scooters due to city cap of a mere 250 units.



Dezeen Qiang Huang makes furniture to incorporate salvaged parts from shared bicycles

The Verge First look: Cowboy proves that e-bikes with removable batteries can be beautiful

Electrek Cannondale’s new electric bicycles are its roughest, toughest e-bikes yet

Yanko Design A former Harley Davidson engineer built the most efficient e-bike of all time

CNet E-bikes won’t look so clunky with 2020 motor, battery upgrades



MarketWatch Why we shouldn’t vilify electric scooters and bikes

Crunchbase News Bird’s Impending Round Hints That The Scooter Boom Still Has Legs

TechCrunch Lyft’s dockless e-bikes have made their way to SF, but it wasn’t easy

Rise Media Bike Sharing Market Competitive Insights, Trends and Business Outlook 2019 to 2023

The Verge They said you could leave electric scooters anywhere — then the repo men struck back

Yahoo! Finance Global Bike Sharing Market 2019-2023 with Focus on the Chinese Industry

Curbed Atlanta Atlanta mayor halts dockless vehicle permitting in wake of e-scooter deaths

BBC Nearly 100 e-scooter users stopped in London one week


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