• 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 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 into […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Key Takeaways From Autonomy 2019

    By Stephanie Hagen, Head of Conferences & Content, Autonomy Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Summit took place 16 – 17 October 2019 in Paris. The world’s largest event dedicated to urban mobility, it attracted thousands of professionals from both the public and private sectors to discover sustainable transportation solutions. Here are some of the main […]

  • Let’s Have a Post-Car Conversation

    The author’s children taking a ride in his cargo bike By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO of Autonomy I live and work in Paris, the most densely populated city in the western world. Apartments go for €10 000 per square meter, and monthly office rentals go for around €30 per square meter. Mastercard‘s 2019 Destination […]

  • Has Public Transit Finally Found Its First Mile-Last Mile Partner In Micromobility?

    By David Zipper, Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government Imagine the nearest transit stop is a mile away from you.  Would you be willing to walk to it?  If you’re like most Americans, you usually wouldn’t; few will walk further than a half mile.  But what if you could get to the station quickly […]

  • Vous avez aimé le GTFS, vous allez adorer le MDS

    Par Gabriel PLASSAT du blog La Fabrique des mobilités Wikipédia nous dit que General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS, traduction littérale : spécification générale pour les flux relatifs aux transports en commun) est un format informatique standardisé pour communiquer des horaires de transports en commun et les informations géographiques associées (topographie d’un réseau : emplacement des […]