mobility

Micromobility Roundup September 16

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.

Micromobility Roundup September 10

Hotter than luxury cars? Electric cargo bikes outsell electric cars in global auto manufacturing powerhouse Germany thanks to their convenience, cargo capabilities, traffic avoidance, and newfound standing as status symbols.

Pizza’s 1st/last mile: The future of urban deliveries may lie in cargo bicycles and mini e-trucks which offer much faster, more cost effective, and dramatically greener alternatives, as Dominos and Rad Power Bikes lead the way with their delicious delivery partnership.

Micromobility Roundup September 3

Hotter than luxury cars? Electric cargo bikes outsell electric cars in global auto manufacturing powerhouse Germany thanks to their convenience, cargo capabilities, traffic avoidance, and newfound standing as status symbols.

Pizza’s 1st/last mile: The future of urban deliveries may lie in cargo bicycles and mini e-trucks which offer much faster, more cost effective, and dramatically greener alternatives, as Dominos and Rad Power Bikes lead the way with their delicious delivery partnership.

Micromobility Roundup August 26

Look ‘ma, no rider! Segway/Ninebot unveils scooters that maneuver without a rider theoretically making fleet rebalancing and charging much less expensive and carbon intensive as well as helping solve sidewalk clutter.

More than scooters: Maker of popular battery swappable electric mopeds, Taiwanese Gogoro aims to become a mobility platform with the launch GoShare, a new vehicle sharing platform.

Cycling Ode To Los Angeles

It was the best place to ride. It was the worst place to ride.

That is the great irony of LA.

Rapha’s beautiful ode to tries to figure out Los Angeles. The diversity of places, landscapes, regions, colors, textures makes it hard to pin down and understand.

Yet even though its streets are often full of cars, “the bicycle is a way to travel between these things that mix.”

How a simplistic life cycle analysis completely misrepresented scooter emissions and caused a media flurry of bad science

Are scooters green? Are their carbon emission claims valid?

A new paper by researchers at North Carolina State University was just published that aimed to answer this question.

The result was a flurry of (and clickbait-y) media articles proclaiming scooters to be not much better than automobiles in terms of carbon emissions.

Yet the actual findings of the study were much more modest than the grandiose claims made both by the study’s author’s and repeated by media outlets without much critical analysis.

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