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LAST WEEK IN MICROMOBILITY
1st/last mile was just the beginning: Bird introduces the Cruiser, a long range, two seater electric moped aimed at longer urban trips, fixing unit economics, overcoming safety issues, and potentially sparking a car-killing product category.
Proceed with caution: As safety issues persist, scooter providers begin to rethink “ask for forgiveness” strategy and become more cautious regarding regulations and road use.
Are we exclusive? Potentially impacting how other cities proceed, Lyft’s legal challenge to San Francisco highlights dramatic decrease of bike-share investment costs thanks to dockless and weights Motivate’s exclusive mobility contract against open ecosystem of providers.
Electrification on both sides of the pond: Los Angeles Metro bike share launches electric bikes to their fleet and freebike is selected to provide electric bike sharing in London’s Square Mile.
Scooter acquisitions ahead: Consolidations coming in US scooter market with Bird in talks to acquire smaller scooter startup Scoot with key San Francisco permit and Uber interested in scooping up Reddit founder backed Skip.
European scooter milestones: Zurich based Flash reaches 1M rides in just one year and re-brands as Circ in preparation for further international expansion and Berlin based Tier announces new, modular scooter hardware while reaching 2M
Spectrum News Gotcha Scooters to Replace Bird and Lime
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