🗽 Eric Adams Joins Micromobility America
Plus, Shell hits the gas on escooters, Australia’s all over the place on micromobility rules, and Houston doctors prescribe bike rides.
Before we dig into this week’s news, we have a very exciting announcement to share: NYC Mayor Eric Adams will join the next Micromobility America conference in the SF Bay Area on Sep 15-16 to explore how micromobility is disrupting car dependency, creating safer streets, and writing a sustainable new future for transportation in America’s largest city.
Mayor Adams will join us virtually for the event’s opening remarks. He will be one of nearly a hundred thought-leaders who will present, each handpicked to deliver you actionable insights about the companies, business models, governing policies, technologies, and macro trends that are reshaping transportation in cities around the world.
Stay tuned for the full agenda to be announced soon, and view more speakers and event information here.
If you haven’t reserved your tickets yet, this is a fantastic time to do so. Passes are nearly 70% off until for a few more days until this Friday, July 29th.
What You Need to Know This Week
Why all cities should follow London’s lead and deploy cameras to automatically ticket any car that blocks a bike lane.
High gas prices are fueling a surge in online anti-car groups.
One thing high gas prices are not fueling, however, is a return of public transit ridership.
Shell, the gas company, is diversifying into… electric scooters!
Traffic in Paris has gotten so bad, one company is delivering electric mopeds to customers via cargo bike.
Australia’s rules and regulations for electric scooters are all over the place, varying widely from city to city.
Dott, the European shared micromobility operator, generated €32M in 2021, with about 19M rides in 29 cities.
Okai, the company known for manufacturing electric rideables for city fleets, is going after weekend adventurers with its new off-road, fat-tired ebike.
Is the bike boom fading? Maybe not yet. New data shows Taiwan bike and ebike exports shot up 28% in Q1 2022, year-over-year.
Mercedez Benz has released a new collection of sleek, high-end ebikes.
Tier is piloting a new IoT module for its scooter fleet that was designed in-house.
What concert parking would look like if everybody took an electric scooter instead of a car.
BicylceRx: Doctors in Houston can now prescribe patients to ride a bike by giving them a bikeshare membership to improve their health.
While shop owners often complain that bike lanes are bad for business, multiple studies show they actually increase sales.
High costs of raw materials are pushing back the profit timeline of India’s second-largest EV moped maker, Ather Energy.
An up-close look at the many dangers found on America’s deadliest road.
Jobs to Be Done
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Felyx: Sales Associate (Germany)
Govecs: International Sales Manager E-Mobility (Munich)
VanMoof: Bike Mechanic Team Lead (New Jersey)