• 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 […]

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    Can Shared Mobility Bridge the ‘Last-mile’ in the Delivery Business?

    By Venkatesh Gopal, Business Development and Partnerships Manager, Movmi COVID-19-Lockdown-Stay home-Physical distancing-Online shopping-Demand for delivery. The above set of words sum up most of 2020. With the physical world of retail becoming less accessible, the convenience of online shopping has made the former even less attractive and has driven consumers to expect on-demand delivery for almost […]

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    The Business Case For Cargo Bikes

    By Tom Parr, Co-organiser, International Cargo Bike Festival As traffic volumes increase in our city centres, partly fuelled by deliveries from a COVID boosted e-commerce sector, organisations are looking for a silver bullet for urban logistics. But has it been sitting right here under our noses all this time? We think it has. Back on […]

  • Moving Towards a Decarbonized Future of Last Mile Logistics

    By Himanshu Raj, Sustainable Mobility Officer and Tsu-Jui Cheng, Sustainable Mobility Program Manager, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Transport talks are often centered on the movement of people and very often neglect the movement of goods, which is equally important for an urban area. How simple is it that a few clicks on the […]

  • The Profound Disruption of Last Mile Delivery

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting Editor’s note: When this article was orginally published in December 2019, the majority of the world was completely unaware of the COVID-19 pandemic to come. A mere four months later and we are living in very different times, with physical stores shuttered and people quarantined in cities […]

  • 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 […]

  • Big problems, micro solutions: electric cargo bikes to the rescue

    By Annie Butkiewicz, Content and Communications Officer, Autonomy For the average city-dweller, a bicycle might seem like a single-use mode of transport, useful for getting an individual from one point to another. However, there is a growing demand for innovation in micro mobility, especially to combat climate change, congestion, air quality, human interaction, obesity, noise […]

  • A Deep Dive into the AV Ecosystem

    By Marc Amblard, Managing Director, Orsay Consulting Tremendous efforts are being undertaken to enable autonomous mobility, whether for people or for goods. These efforts are evidenced by the development of a broad and dense ecosystem. It is comprised of tech giants, startups and established OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers which develop the hardware or software solutions necessary […]

  • Shared Responsibility, Shared Reward: The Future of Urban Logistics

    by Damien Bon, CEO of Stuart Within five years, the number of packages delivered will double. Given the explosion of e-commerce, instant delivery services, aging infrastructures and outdated motorized fleets, urban logistics are at a turning point. Today more than ever, it is essential to rethink our approach to the last-mile deliveries in order to […]