Shared Mobility Starts to Reach Critical Mass
The growing popularity of shared mobility modes, many small and highly efficient, could soon begin having a significant impact on urban transportation patterns.
E-Scooters Are Rolling Into Queens
Citing the success of a shared scooter program in the Bronx, New York City officials are expanding e-scooter service to parts of eastern Queens.
Op-Ed: New York Should Double Down on Micromobility
The growing popularity of Citi Bike, shared e-scooters, and other small devices signal a need for the city to quickly expand its support of new modes with safe roads, charging infrastructure, and secure parking options in all parts of the city.
Pittsburgh Aims for Equitable Mobility
A two-year pilot program aims to provide an integrated, multimodal, and affordable transportation system across the city combining transit, bikes, e-scooters, and other options.
Lyft Shifting to Docked E-Scooters
After failing to deliver on promises of frictionless, free shared mobility, the operator will begin docking its scooters at stations to reduce sidewalk obstructions and eliminate the need to collect scooters for recharging.
Bikeshare Ridership Up From Pre-Pandemic Levels
Shared micromobility, particularly docked bikeshare systems, are seeing record growth, but ‘scooter inflation’ may cool riders’ enthusiasm.
New Data Reveals Shared Mobility's Significant Impact on Emissions
Two new studies show that the adoption of shared micromobility can reduce transportation-related emissions and congestion by substantial margins.
Shared Mobility Ridership on the Rebound
Ridership on shared bike and scooter fleets showed numbers higher than before the pandemic in the second part of 2021, according to a new report.
The Electric Scooter Rebound
The nascent electric scooter rental industry came close to total collapse during the pandemic, but riders are back in bigger numbers than ever and the companies hope to build momentum on growing concerns about the climate impacts of transportation.
San Diego To Consider Tightening Regulations on E-Scooters
Proposed regulations would limit the popular micromobility devices to two operators, impose new fees, and require more accountability for safe scooter use and parking.
One Year of E-Scooters in Seattle
The city’s shared e-scooter program has proved popular, seeing more than eight times as many rides as its bike share system.
E-Scooter Helmet Laws Could Harm Ridership
Transportation experts warn that mandatory helmet laws for shared e-scooters could cripple the nascent industry and discourage casual rides.
This Is Your Brain on E-Scooters
A survey from scooter operator Spin indicates that e-scooter users experience a boost in relaxation and positive feelings after a ride.
Lessons From Five Years of E-Scooters
As cities continue to adapt micromobility regulations to address new devices and technologies, what can we learn from Chicago's five years of e-scooter pilots?
Miami Reinstates E-Scooter Program
After abruptly ending its shared e-scooter program last month, Miami is letting the devices return to its streets–with some new rules.
Chicago’s E-Scooter Program Is Now Permanent. But Will It Be Equitable?
After two pilots, Chicago has permanently legalized e-scooters in the city, but the equity provisions remain to be worked out.
D.C. Plans More Regulations for Micromobility Operators
Operators are pushing back against new proposed rules that some say could 'kneecap' the District's micromobility industry.
Scooter Laws That Could Also Apply to Drivers
E-scooters are governed by hundreds of regulations aimed at improving the safety of riders and pedestrians. Is it time to apply them to cars, too?
Bird Scooters Now Automatically Slow in High-Activity Areas
Years after cities first started trying to regulate electric scooters with geofences and designated parking areas, Bird will begin automatically lowering scooter speeds in pedestrian-dense areas like school zones and hospitals.
Opinion: Only Slower Traffic Reduces Traffic Deaths
A package of bills in the New York legislature seeks to increase licensing and safety requirements for bikes, e-bikes, and scooters. But research shows speeding and impaired driving are still the top killers of pedestrians and cyclists.
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