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 …