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Micromobility

Stories about personal mobility devices driven by individual users, including electric scooters (e-scooters) and bicycles (e-bikes). Includes coverage of micromobility policies, particularly around user data collection and use, and how these devices work to complement transit systems and contribute to the vitality of communities.

Concepts like mobility data specifications are serving as the foundational pieces of digital infrastructure that will enable the development of more integrated and complete urban transportation systems.
The Shared-Use Mobility Center is urging public, private and nonprofit groups to sign on to its Shared Mobility 2030 Action Agenda, which sets goals around expanding mobility options and transportation equity.
After their success in other locations, Waymo has announced their plan to bring their robotaxi service to Los Angeles. The company has been mapping the roads since 2019 but does not know when the service will be available.
The city of Beaumont's new electric scooter program has seen a significant increase in ridership in less than a year, but the council has safety concerns about a spike in underage riding.
The city has started to impound EZRide scooters after officials say the company failed to reach a franchise agreement to use the public right of way. Officials say another company will be bringing scooters to the downtown area.
Robotic people-moving pods were recently tested at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The autonomous electric vehicles are designed to transport people in need of assistance in crowded places like airports and malls.
Carlsbad, Calif., has approved spending as much as $2 million for new police officers, related educational programs and other efforts connected to addressing its newly declared e-bike emergency.
The state of Michigan awarded $285,000 to four companies as part of its Michigan Mobility Funding Platform, which aims to grow private-sector transportation innovation around electrification, safety and other areas.
After a Florida-based micromobility startup that powered the city's bike-sharing program abruptly folded in July, the city developed a rescue plan. Now the bikes are set to resume cruising the city's streets and trails.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has opened public discussion of a draft policy on the use of electric bicycles in state forests and state parks across Pennsylvania.