Business, Technology

The end of free-floating? Smart parking, smart riding and the evolution of micromobility

This article, written in collaboration with Dott, has been published in the Thinking Cities magazine from the Polis 2020 Conference. You can find the full online magazine here. Current shared micromobility services were born from the Chinese bike-share wave that landed in Western countries in 2017. Ofo and Mobike scaled up the free-floating model, disrupting […]

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Business, Technology

The end of free-floating? Smart parking, smart riding and the evolution of micromobility

This article, written in collaboration with Dott, has been published in the Thinking Cities magazine from the Polis 2020 Conference. You can find the full online magazine here. Current shared micromobility services were born from the Chinese bike-share wave that landed in Western countries in 2017. Ofo and Mobike scaled up the free-floating model, disrupting […]

Technology

Shared helmets

Safety improvement is one major focus for all the shared micromobility stakeholders. As local authorities are willing to ensure riders’ safety, operators are investing and looking for innovative features to check the “safety” box and win more new markets. Improving helmet usage is one key development for shared e-scooter operators who are trying to find […]

Business

Reality check

I am collaborating with fluctuo for a set of articles to analyze and explain mobility phenomenons. Episode #6: trying to explain some share mobility failures. For once, we will go beyond MICROmobility. There is a pressing need to tackle issues like congestion, air, and noise pollution, and smarter use of public space in all the major cities […]

Technology

Multimodal services and battery charging management

The urban mobility usage needs are infinite, and shared mobility operators have, therefore, to try to answer most of it by adapting their offer. Widening the range of vehicles is one way to do so, but it comes with multiples hurdles, and battery charging management is a major one. In order to optimize the service […]

Business

🚲 share + 🍲 delivery = 💖

Shared mobility and food delivery services have developed at high speed in the last decade. In a metropolis where a bike-share service is efficient and affordable, it represents an interesting transportation option for these insecure workers. The massive addition of e-bikes to the fleets have strengthened the trend, allowing better productivity for the workers. Issues… […]

Business

Subscription models, the future of shared micromobility?

Are we currently witnessing a business model switch for shared micromobility services ? The dynamic might confirm it, as media are focusing more and more on the emergence of subscription models. Whatever the vehicle – e-scooter, e-bike, bike – or the continent – North America or Europe – these services seem to ride a wave […]

Technology

Lock-to or not

The DC Council is working on an update of the bill setting the rules of e-scooter usage in the US capital. Aside from requirements for territorial equity or scooter rules signage, the Council is willing to introduce a “lock-to” requirement to solve the bad parking behavior issue. Lock-to history Lock-to mechanisms landed in our streets […]

Business, Projects

Ticket To Ride… A Scooter

I am glad to collaborate with fluctuo for a set of articles to analyze and explain mobility phenomenons. Episode #5: the emergence of shared e-scooters in the UK. By the end of the Covid-19 lockdown in Europe, shared e-scooters companies were staring at one of the latest untapped markets of the continent: the United-Kingdom. Becoming aware of […]

General

Summer 2020. The evolution of the Shared Micromobility landscape

Shared Micromobility gets back on the road bike lanes! I hope you all had a good and restful summer. If you have been on holidays, the industry did not pause during the summer, modifying the landscape and dynamics. Here is my analysis of the main news of the past two months… Micromobility charts Dott and […]

Technology

Zoov, next generation

Zoov, the French bike-share start-up that you discovered in this blog a couple of months ago, just unveiled the first version of its charging station, a couple of new features on its e-bike, and pivoting its business model. A dense event that took place in Vanves, south of Paris, on July 1st, and that worth […]

General, Technology

Micromobility, the forum for mobility data privacy

The introduction of the MDS by the LA DOT in april 2019 started a war between the Army of Mobility Defenders and the Army for Data Privacy. Why is it all about? First… … what is MDS? Let’s start with a short explanation of what MDS is. From the GitHub page: The Mobility Data Specification […]

Business, Projects

Analysis of Paris’ e-scooter RFP

Since the emergence of shared mobility services, Paris has been one of the major open labs in Europe for shared micromobility services. The major Asian dockless bike-share operators launched massive fleets in late 2017– Gobee, oBike and ofo left, only Mobike remains in the French capital – before the waves of shared e-scooters hit the […]

Business

Bird’s business model switch

The last couple of weeks have been crucial for the Santa Monica based company Bird, one of the leaders of the booming e-scooter sharing industry. For months specialists are pointing at the loss-making business model Bird and its competitors have adopted. And Bird is the first to learn from it, totally mutating its own model. […]

Business

The dark side of the Uber/Lime deal

The Uber/Lime deal is THE major shared micromobility related news that appeared during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the US$170M investment in Lime, Uber also transferred its money-losing micromobility branch Jump to its former competitor. The transfer has massive impacts on the whole Jump structure, would it be for the HR or assets management. Impacts that […]

Alexandre Gauquelin, Shared Micromobility consultant

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