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LAST WEEK IN MICROMOBILITY
This ain’t our first rodeo: The turn of the century saw a rise in scooters, allowing freedom of movement for riders and sparking street usage issues for pedestrians. What’s old is new again.
Moped diet: Upcoming national weight restrictions for hugely popular electric mopeds in China increase sales due to expected higher costs while accelerating new battery technology adoption.
Lime v Bird: Lime overtakes Bird as two company’s strategies diverge, Lime focusing on expansion, Bird on unit economics.
Parisian mobility: Greater Paris set to invest 100M Euros to increase cycling by 2 million rides per day via additional bike lanes and electric bike rental subsidies.
2-Hour Shipping: Supermarket co-op launches e-bike delivery service in London promising food/grocery delivery in under two hours. 2-day shipping is so 2018.
Sweeping bike tax cuts: Belgian parliament slashes taxes on bikes and e-bikes from 21 to 6% to send “a strong message to promote cycling,” increase health, reduce traffic, lower emissions, and reduce the car’s strain on the economy.
Scooter long haul: Writer/artist rides scooter one way out of San Francisco to answer age-old edge case questions, and presumably, for kicks.
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Have A Go is the micromobility editor for CoMotion, a weekly roundup of all things mobility.
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