Micromobility could replace 51% of Chicago car trips: report

Cailin Crowe, March 16, 2020,  POST,  SHARE,  TWEET, Smart Cities Dive Chicago should embrace micromobility, not just e-scooters, according to a new report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The report includes scooter policy suggestions for Chicago as the city updates its guidelines following its initial four-month scooter pilot in 2019. The city should invest in micromobility infrastructure that can …

Janette Sadik-Khan: Car Crashes Are an Epidemic We Can Solve

“Government and public health officials routinely face problems that exceed their capacities and powers. Traffic deaths are not one of them. Although the average transportation agency confines itself to repairing potholes, repaving roads, maintaining signs, and so on, there is much more that municipal governments can do. From 2007 to 2013, both of us worked in the New York City …

Car-free zones could be the future of cities + the story of two city transit upgrades

San Francisco and New York City are limiting cars on certain streets to prioritize other modes of transit.By Terry Nguyenterry. nguyen@voxmedia.com  Oct 28, 2019, 8:30am EDT In her 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, urbanist writer Jane Jacobs posed a prescient concern. She forecasted one of two possible outcomes for our urban future: “erosion of cities by automobiles, or attrition …

E-Micromobility: A Clear Solution For Cleaner Air

October 12th, 2019 by Guest Contributor on Clean Technica By Michael Keating, President and Founder of Scoot Californians love to be outside. But even on a clear, sunny day, we know that the air we are breathing isn’t as clean and clear as it looks, especially in our increasingly congested and crowded cities. Air quality is a complex topic that is affected by the weather, …

Micromobility could replace 48% of car trips in 10 US cities

By Cailin Crowe, Smart Cities Dive, Sept. 9, 2019 Honolulu, New Orleans and Nashville, TN are the top U.S. cities that could benefit the most from micromobility solutions, according to a new report from INRIX. The group analyzed more than 50 million car trips and found that 48% of trips in the most congested U.S. metro areas are under three miles. If …

The immense mobility needs in black and brown neighborhoods are the result of systematic, significant and sustained disinvestment. Here’s what the mayor can do to reverse the damage.

August 14, 2019, Scooters in an unjust city: There’s a war in our streets, and we don’t even know it, Equiticity, PRINT Olatunji Oboi Reed “Man, what the fuck is y’all in the streets for, man? Don’t y’all know it’s a fucking war going on, man? Get the fuck in the truck, man.”  —Snoop, “The Wire,” Season 03, Episode 10  Congratulations, Mayor Lori Lightfoot: …

As scooters go mainstream, infrastructure falls behind

Scooter safety has a new urgency with accidents and deaths on the rise. Cities are now questioning where it’s best to ride them — and who’s going to pay for the infrastructure. By Jason Plautz in Smart Cities Dive, Aug. 27, 2019 More than a year after they were unceremoniously dropped on city sidewalks across the country, it’s clear that …

Micromobility update – May 2019

The National League of Cities released a report that details the history and policy background of micromobility, analyzing the different modes and their evolution. Bird found a way to operate its micromobility service in San Francisco under local regulations: monthly scooter rentals with no cap on the number of rides taken with its subscription model.

E-scooters reducing car trips

Portlanders Say No Thank You To Buying Cars When They Have Electric Scooters, Detroit Frowns!  by Nicolas Zart, Clean Technica, February 6th, 2019, excerpt The city of Portland tackled 4 critical objectives a few years ago: 1. Reduce traffic congestion by shifting trips away from private motor vehicle use 2. Prevent fatalities and serious injuries on Portland streets 3. Expand access to opportunities for underserved …