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Micromobility Roundup June 24

Two become one: Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-rental company, merges its electric and human powered bike-sharing businesses aiming to become more cost competitive in the country’s large yet ultra-competitive bike-sharing market.

Dump that car: As e-bikes get better and smarter, they can become car replacements for many in urban areas, with the option of keeping up with traffic with electric assist or avoiding it altogether via side streets.

Micromobility Roundup June 17

Licence to E-bike: Japanese auto-part supplier giant DENSO is leading a $20 million investment in Californian and Swiss-based Bond Mobility (previously Smide), which operates super-fast dockless electric bikes in Switzerland.

Invasion of the cycle-lane snatchers: A nationwide grassroots effort to highlight the need for protected bike lanes is using red Solo cups along bike routes to show just how frequently cars invade bike lanes.

Micromobility Roundup June 10

Licence to E-bike: Japanese auto-part supplier giant DENSO is leading a $20 million investment in Californian and Swiss-based Bond Mobility (previously Smide), which operates super-fast dockless electric bikes in Switzerland.

Invasion of the cycle-lane snatchers: A nationwide grassroots effort to highlight the need for protected bike lanes is using red Solo cups along bike routes to show just how frequently cars invade bike lanes.

How the Bird Cruiser might spark a thriving, car-killing industry

It may seem like a lifetime ago, but Bird made its debut only a year ago on the streets of Santa Monica.

By the summer of 2018 scooters were already the year’s, if not the decade’s, biggest blockbuster. Scooter adoption levels rivaled potentially any other technology in human history and resulting in much analysis in the disruptive potential of these vehicles.

But Bird didn’t manage this alone. Disruption usually doesn’t just happened by just one company.

Micromobility Roundup June 3

Licence to E-bike: Japanese auto-part supplier giant DENSO is leading a $20 million investment in Californian and Swiss-based Bond Mobility (previously Smide), which operates super-fast dockless electric bikes in Switzerland.

Invasion of the cycle-lane snatchers: A nationwide grassroots effort to highlight the need for protected bike lanes is using red Solo cups along bike routes to show just how frequently cars invade bike lanes.

Micromobility Roundup May 6

Licence to E-bike: Japanese auto-part supplier giant DENSO is leading a $20 million investment in Californian and Swiss-based Bond Mobility (previously Smide), which operates super-fast dockless electric bikes in Switzerland.

Invasion of the cycle-lane snatchers: A nationwide grassroots effort to highlight the need for protected bike lanes is using red Solo cups along bike routes to show just how frequently cars invade bike lanes.

Micromobility Roundup April 29

Rumors of scooters’ demise greatly exaggerated: Lime reaches 50 million rides in just 18 months and the number of scooters around the world keeps on growing, showing remarkable demand for affordable and fun first/last mile options.

Striving for scooter sustainability: Bird wants to achieve true scooter sustainability, by offering renewable credits and carbon offsets to mitigate delivery and charging, redesigning scooters for longevity, and working on a full life-cycle analysis to better understand its carbon footprint.

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