Micromobility Roundup Nov 12

Micromobility Roundup Nov 12


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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.



The Verge Harley-Davidson offers a sneak peek of its new electric bikes, going on sale in 2020

BBC Nextbike engineers working ’round clock’ to fix bike-sharing app

Curbed Colorful street transformations coming to 10 U.S. cities

The Conversation Better batteries are fueling a surge of electric scooters in India and China

Curbed Austin Moped-sharing is a thing, and it’s happening in Austin

Bloomberg Singapore Bans E-Scooters From Sidewalks After Injury Spike

Yahoo! Finance OjO debuts V2 model of e-scooter, purpose built for rideshare and on-demand delivery services

Denver Post “The Cadillac ride of scooters”: Lime’s new fleet features bigger wheels, front wheel suspension

StreetsBlog NYC Op-Ed: How Cities Should Regulate Scooters

Global News E-mopeds? E-scooters on streets?: Kelowna looks to expand vehicle sharing

The Washington Post D.C. residents weigh in on future of e-scooters in the nation’s capital

Joyride Introducing Joyride’s newest platform designed to take you from your first fleet to transforming the street—all within 24 hours for $99.


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