• Walking as a Service (WaaS) – Does it Have Legs?

    By Glenn Lyons, Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility, UWE Bristol There has been a lot of recent hype and attention given to ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS). In January 2019 I posted on LinkedIn: I just walked – last two days in London between multiple locations. No bus. No tube. No Uber. No bike. Thanks to […]

  • (New) Future of Mobility: Likely Winners and Losers

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting The current crisis is first and foremost humanitarian, with 300k casualties to date worldwide and massive joblessness. It is also economic, with almost all companies having financial difficulties and many collapsing. However, a few sectors are currently booming (e.g. deliveries), some will benefit from a crisis-induced tailwind, while […]

  • COVID-19 and Mobility: New Solutions and Cooperation Models Between Operators and Local Authorities

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technologies Mobility has been impacted the world over due to the COVID 19 crisis. From public transport, to micromobility, to individual auto commuting, all modes have seen a dramatic decrease in usage across the urban ecosystem. What is yet to be seen is how cities and their inhabitants will […]

  • The Business of Mobility: Fixing a Tire-sized Gap in the Market

    By Mark Peterman, Founder, Air Fom  The Business of Mobility is a new Urban Mobility Company series highlighting some 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 to turn a great […]

  • Restoring Public Transport after COVID-19: Bike-Transit Systems to the Rescue!

    By Peter Biczok, Transport and City Planner, Remix The Dutch bike-transit system should be our guide to not only encourage public transport use, but to also make it more efficient and attractive by offering higher frequency service with even better coverage. How is that possible? As we seem to be reaching the light at the […]

  • COVID-19 and Shared Mobility: A New Normal

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technologies Mobility. It is the glue that binds cities, societies, and civilizations together. What was just two months ago a necessity in conducting our daily routines has been (at least temporarily) disrupted to such an extent that 80–90% of intercity passenger demand for travel is expected to be eliminated […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    The Business of Mobility: How we prevent vandalism of our $4,000 shared e-bikes

    By Raoul Stöckle, founder and CEO of BOND Mobility The Business of Mobility is a new Urban Mobility Company series highlighting some 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 to […]

  • The Gender Gap in Shared Micromobility

    By Alexandre Gauquelin, Founder, Shared-Micromobility Gender equity is a major goal to be achieved in every field of society, including mobility. It is now widely accepted that mobility (and therefore micromobility) is not gender-neutral, and that authorities and companies’ choices have an impact on the travel patterns of women. The numbers With both bicycles and e-scooters, the majority […]

  • Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit 2019 Aftermovie

    Whether you were unable to attend the world’s largest event dedicted to urban mobility or you simply want to relive the magic, grab some popcorn and click play on the 2019 Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Summit Aftermovie! Mark your calendars for next year’s edition, 4 – 5 November in Paris!

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    China’s Sharing Economy Matured When It Seemed to Be Wilting

    By Greg Grigorian, Head of Partnerships, Pandaily Agile and astute, Du, a freelance translator in his mid-twenties feels at home in Beijing’s narrow traditional alleys called hutong. He effortlessly circumvents hordes of gawking sightseers, dodges advances from pesky peddlers and disappears in a doorway of a pharmacy. “I need to return something,” he utters hastily. The gangly […]