• 2021 Mobility Predictions

    Three Mobility and Smart Cities Predictions for 2021

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technologies 1. Micromobilty Market Consolidation in Europe Given the speed and timing of COVID, there has been a rapid transformation in the European micromobility market. According to recent news stories and press releases, many of the largest operators have been in active late stage fund raises to shore up […]

  • European Shared Micromobility in the Face of a Pandemic – White Paper

    An INVERS and fluctuo white paper 2018 was crowned the “year of the scooter” and 2019 saw micromobility usage continue to grow in cities across Europe setting 2020 up to be another strong year for free-floating e-scooter and moped ridership. Then, COVID-19 hit, completely altering the outlook. With the pandemic shuting down cities across Europe […]

  • The Business of Mobility: How we are improving micromobility with swappable batteries

    By Tony Günther, Head of eCommerce, Okai Berlin Office The Business of Mobility is a new Urban Mobility Company series highlighting some of the most successful new businesses in the mobility sector. Featuring a closer look at the way in which companies stand out, CEOs, Directors and other c-level executives elaborate on what it takes […]

  • How to Win a Mobility Tender: Insights from the Paris Scooter Operators

    By Rebecca Sands, Content & Project Manager at Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Company Winning what some called the “world’s biggest e-scooter tender,” the electric scooter players Lime, Dott, and Tier were selected on July 23, 2020 as the three operators authorized to remain in the city of Paris for the next two years. In […]

  • Ticket To Ride… A Scooter

    By Alexandre Gauquelin, Founder of Shared Micromobility and Julien Chamussy, Co-founder & Vice President of Marketing at fluctuo By the end of the Covid-19 lockdown in Europe, shared e-scooter companies were shifting their focus to one of the largest untapped markets of the continent: the United Kingdom. Becoming aware of the potential of these new services (especially given the reluctance […]

  • A new lane for micromobility

    It’s Time to Prioritize the Third Lane

    By Travis VanderZanden, Founder & CEO, Bird Close your eyes and imagine a typical city street. What do you see? For most of us it’s a variation of a familiar scene: two lanes of automobile traffic most likely flanked by a row of densely parked cars on either side. Confined to the periphery, narrow sidewalks […]

  • The Business of Mobility: Powering the Micromobility “Clean Up” in Cities

    By Cagri Selcuklu, Co-founder, Duckt The Business of Mobility is a new Urban Mobility Company series highlighting some of the fastest-growing, new businesses in the mobility sector. Featuring a closer look at the way in which companies stand out, CEOs, Directors and other C-level executives elaborate on what it takes to turn a brilliant idea […]

  • The Empty Streets Effect: A Pandemic’s Unexpected Lesson On Life After Cars

    By Bird’s Eye View Blog The global impact of COVID-19 has been devastating. As governments around the world take drastic measures to stop its advance, however, a small but important silver lining has emerged, answering—at least temporarily—a question that countries like the Netherlands began asking almost half a century ago: What do cities look like […]

  • The COVID-19 Shared Mobility Action Plan

    By Augustin Friedel, Shared Mobility Expert & Stephanie Hagen, Director, Urban Mobility Company  With many countries in various levels of quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it comes as little surprise that the Shared Mobility sector has been hit particularly hard. Not only are most people staying home, but those who do need to travel […]

  • How Micromobility in Cities Evolved in 2019

    By Ashwini Chhabra, Senior Director of Public Affairs, Bird From the rise of the micromobility industry in Santa Monica, California in 2017, through its rapid growth and global expansion in 2018, to its global presence in 2019, we have seen a remarkable evolution of this new and popular service and the approach cities are taking to support […]

  • A Dott e-scooter and Jump e-bike

    Hyper Growth: Dispelling the Notion of Success in Micromobility

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technology Services Growth. What does it mean? To expand market share? To book as many rides? To acquire as many customers? To establish global hegemony? On top of that, how does growth translate to success? What are the Key Performance Indicators that define success, of which “growth” is […]

  • A New Micromobility Taxonomy Gives Names for Those Things on the Sidewalk

    By Annie YJ Chang, Chris Cherry, PhD., Leila Hawa of SAE International City dwellers, academics and policymakers contemplate whether micromobility is transforming everyday people into super-pedestrians. Collectively referred to as “micromobility,” this new travel mode promises to deliver cherry-picked benefits from conventional modes (aka walking and driving). Micromobility sits in a grey zone as it […]