Welcome to our Micromobility Roundup where we curate the latest news and developments in micromobility!
Taking the long view: European micromobility provider Dott to raise $34 million Series A and focus on slow but smart micromobility growth by working with cities, using longer lasting scooters and battery swapping, deploying e-bikes, and even offering rider insurance.
Turnkey micromobility: Best-selling Taiwanese moped manufacturer Gogoro known for their unique swappable battery system launches end-to-end vehicle-sharing platform.
Beyond cars: Seeking to stay relevant with millennials and capitalizing on the space efficiency and high road capacity of micromobility while trying to avoid the ever-growing threats of “traffic collapse,” Volkswagen Group begins promoting several micromobility vehicles, hedging their bets.
Wheels in the Middle East: Startup Bdood launches up 50 bicycle sharing stations in Iran in cooperation with government officials to promote a culture of cycling and reduce pollution/private automobile use.
Bike lane tall tales: As bike lanes continue being built, these 10 myths are perpetuated by dissenters. Separating micromobility infrastructure fact from fiction.
Microvisibility: Uber explores prominently highlight JUMP bikes and Lime scooters from within the Uber app in Atlanta and San Diego.
Stranger bikes: Popular Netflix show Stranger Things returns along with the characters’ funky rides giving bikes a cool factor they sorely need considering decreased cycling among American kids.
Cherry-red appeal: Popular women’s online media outlet Refinery29 covers JUMP’s eye catching, user friendly bikes and their potential to “reimagine your morning commute.”
Month-to-month: Bird monthly rental put through its paces, proving to be a great 1st/last mile value with some kinks.
MORE MICROMOBILITY NEWS
The Guardian A cyclist’s guide to biking the city – a cartoon
Washington Post The death of the sidewalk
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Have A Go is the micromobility editor for CoMotion, a weekly roundup of all things mobility.
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