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Tour de Paris: Paris sees a massive 54% jump in bike ridership in a single year thanks to a visionary mayor who vowed to “turn Paris into a global cycling capital” and bold bike plan, which included 200 additional miles of bike routes and a $780 million bike-share scheme.
Deliver us from auto: Lime rolls out “See You There” ad campaign in Los Angeles aiming at the city’s isolating and traffic-laden car-culture and encouraging Angelinos to explore new modes of mobility like scooters.
Blue Sahara strategy: Numerous micromobility startups and investors scramble to establish a foothold in sub-Saharan Africa where the two wheeled taxi market is estimated at $80 billion.
The other EV race: While Taiwanese Gogoro has so far dominated the electric moped space in the region, others are looking for a piece of the two-wheeled EV action such as traditional gas-powered manufacturer Kymco which launched their own electric model as well as battery charging infrastructure.
Micromobility maturity: While electric bikes and scooters have seen enormous adoption numbers, more infrastructure, improved hardware, and better technologies are required to realize the full traffic and climate potential of micromobility as better batteries are already doing so for the Asian market.
Check out that bike: With dockless micromobility profits still elusive and increased price hikes threatening their low cost, a new model of public library bike sharing powered by “an ethic of radical abundance” could fulfill the promise of truly affordable, accessible, and universal basic mobility.
MORE MICROMOBILITY NEWS
Curbed Austin Moped-sharing is a thing, and it’s happening in Austin
StreetsBlog NYC Op-Ed: How Cities Should Regulate Scooters
The Washington Post D.C. residents weigh in on future of e-scooters in the nation’s capital
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Have A Go is the micromobility editor for CoMotion, a weekly roundup of all things mobility.
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