Micromobility Roundup September 16

Micromobility Roundup September 16


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Chinese bike sharing revitalization? Even as China’s initial bike sharing proved more tech-bubble than sustaining business, companies like Meituan, Didi and Alibaba are stepping into the game, crafting longer term strategies and learning from the initial irrational exuberance.

Micromobility’s macro abilities: A comprehensive new study shows a whopping 50% of US, UK and German downtown trips can be replaced by two wheels in every type of city, from sprawling Los Angeles to dense Manhattan.

Get there faster! While they are still illegal in the UK, two wheels could cut trips by an astounding 69% in the country’s most car-congested cities.

Too fast, too scootious: Insatiable latent micromobility demand seems global with Lime setting the record for passing the 1 million scooter ride mark in Berlin and TEIR mobility and VOI Technology each blowing past the 10 million ride mark.

E-bikes’ head-spinning numbers: The European e-bike adoption acceleration curve suggests e-bike sales could hit 30 million per year by 2030. Meanwhile, in North America, Rad Power Bikes aims to double annual sales $100 million after securing a private funding round, from transit-friendly Manhattan to auto-oriented Los Angeles.

Silver Riding’s Playbook: A new movie from veteran film maker follows the journey of a stay-at-home mom discovering a world of quite ordinary cargo bike families that found a way out of spending 18 years chauffeuring kids around in a car.



Strong Towns Car-Free in L.A.? Don’t Laugh. 

TreeHugger Bikes aren’t just transportation, they are climate action

The Outline The future is four wheels, cyclists be damned

Electrek Lime brings electric scooter Group Ride option to US so you’ll stop riding tandem

The Spinoff An election manifesto for making truly inclusive cities

Forbes Can This E-Bike Replace A Car?

AARP Safer Streets for All Users

AXIOS Cities are trying to get ahead of future e-scooter rollouts

RideApart New Thai Electric Motorbike Is Made For You By Robots

Men’s Journal The New Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Is an Affordable E-Bike That Can Haul It All

CityLab Why Boulder Blocked Electric Scooters

TreeHugger Why buying an e-bike online is not as bad as I thought

NPR Uber To Pull Jump Bikes From Atlanta And San Diego

DesertNew Salt Lake City intersection gets makeover sponsored by e-scooter company


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