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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.

Austin plans to fully electrify its bike-share fleet, in addition to increasing the number of bikes and docking stations. This is in line with other cities and the broader trend of electrifying bicycle fleets.
Artificial intelligence and other technology common to modern transportation systems are finding their way into bikes, scooters and other micromobility devices.
Princeton University officials made almost the entire campus a "restricted zone" where e-scooters and e-bikes are not allowed, due to concerns about safety and a lack of compliance with a previous "peak hours" policy.
Three cities in the Phoenix metro area are experimenting with on-demand microtransit offerings, both connecting to more traditional transit options and stepping in where none exists.
As cities work to get more electric vehicles and micromobility options like e-bikes onto streets, they're also putting livability and equity at the center of how technology can improve the urban experience.
Strict rules were enacted by the City Council to limit speeds to 3 mph in much of the city – enforced using GPS tracking – and other restrictive measures that slowly pushed out operators of e-scooters.
Pedestrian activity declined in all of the top 100 metros in the United States between 2019 and 2022, driven in part by commuting and other mobility changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new report by the National Association of City Transportation Officials found 2022 ridership on bike- and scooter-share systems across the country have nearly rebounded to pre-pandemic levels.
The rapid expansion of food delivery services — coupled with e-bikes — is forcing cities to adopt new ideas and policies to get more couriers out of their gas vehicles and onto bikes.
Cargo bikes are quickly becoming the next innovation in the logistics industry. As such, cities and the private sector will need to work together to create new rules and the right infrastructure.