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Micromobility

August 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
Scooters have helped diversify the mobility landscape, but companies need to better address the recycling and reuse process and the environmental impacts of defunct devices.
Smart Cities Dive
July 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Both Bird and Lime have organized boards of experts to conduct research and advise the companies as their micromobility ventures grow.
CityLab
July 6, 2019, 9am PDT
Legislation that would have preempted local laws, and had the support of major scooter companies, is now a two-year bill.
San Francisco Examiner
June 26, 2019, 7am PDT
A new study indicates that cities across the country are defining and regulating personal transportation devices in very different ways.
Mineta Transportation Institute
June 22, 2019, 9am PDT
Scooters are a useful addition to the mobility landscape, but cities need to address the many safety issues that come along with them.
The New York Times
June 17, 2019, 6am PDT
The state needs to pass legislation to legalize electric bikes and scooters to give residents more mobility options and discourage driving.
Crain's New York Business
June 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
Bird, a brand synonymous with electric scooters, recently unveiled a new electric bike.
TechCrunch
June 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The National Association of City Transportation Officials is providing guidance for local governments to make sense of a flood of new mobility data from electric scooter companies, transportation network companies, and the like.
Smart Cities Dive
May 21, 2019, 9am PDT
The great battle between local control and state preemption shifts focus again in California. This time micromobility, electric scooters and the like, are on the front line of the conflict.
CityLab
April 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Local governments struggling to keep up with the fast-paced innovations of the micromobility industry can make use of a new report from the National league of Cities.
Smart Cities Dive
April 18, 2019, 7am PDT
The NACTO Bike Share and Micromobility Initiative yesterday published a bunch of data and infographics to explain the state of shared micromobility, defined as station-based bikeshare, dockless bike share, and scooter share.
NACTO
March 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
The LAnow on-demand shuttle began operation earlier this month.
Mass Transit
Feature
March 25, 2019, 6am PDT
In the age of new technology, is it better to ask for forgiveness, or beg for permission? Austin Brown and Kelly Fleming of UC Davis explore why companies have taken this approach and how policymakers and business leaders can improve the situation.
Austin Brown, Kelly Fleming