Projects

Paris’ bet on e-bikes

Micromobility has become a political topic in Métropole du Grand Paris. Controversy around infrastructure choices, or the wave of e-scooter fleets, have fed media and politicans. But everybody agree on e-bikes : whether you are in transit, living or visiting Paris, you now have an e-bike rental solution ! Just choose which one… Grant for […]

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Projects

Paris’ bet on e-bikes

Micromobility has become a political topic in Métropole du Grand Paris. Controversy around infrastructure choices, or the wave of e-scooter fleets, have fed media and politicans. But everybody agree on e-bikes : whether you are in transit, living or visiting Paris, you now have an e-bike rental solution ! Just choose which one… Grant for […]

Projects, Technology

Minneapolis micromobility experiments

Minneapolis is a really dynamic city in terms of mobility. Although the harsh winter is not in favor of light mobility, it is where one of the first US public bike-share system launched in 2010. Since then, the city has been flexible to follow and test the technological changes in the micromobility sector. Station-based bike-share […]

Business, Technology

The battery management problematic

Going forward, step by step. In order to improve unit economics, operators of free-floating mobility services are working hard to improve their product: development of sturdier vehicles to improve lifespan and resistance to vandalism, and adoption of a new paradigm toward battery charging – as we are more and more talking about electric vehicles. Charging […]

Business

Discover Pony, innovative vehicle for shared mobility !

Of course, you know about the big players in the shared micromobility sector. Bird, Lime, Jump, Mobike, Circ, Voi… are present almost everywhere in their home markets. But let’s not forget about local players, who are also playing a big role in this fast-changing industry. By its development choices and unique business model, the French-British […]

Technology

Autonomy in shared micromobility

According to the Godwin law of mobility, ” As a mobility discussion grows longer, the probability of broaching the subject of Autonomy approaches 1″ 😉 . With multiple recent announcements in the micromobility sector, it is getting an even bigger place in the discussions around shared services. 2019, an autonomous year My first real meeting […]

Business

Why Are China’s Internet Giants Reviving Bike-sharing?

This article was initially published on Pandaily. We are publishing it with the agreement of the author Grigor Grigorian. Thanks, Grigor! That China’s burgeoning tech industry harks back to America’s dot-com maelstrom of the 2000s is a point that is hard to disregard. Companies emerge and vanish in a flash, all of them eyeing sweet […]

General, Projects

Local specificities in shared micromobility usage

As one might imagine, the usage of shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters really depend on the place it is available in. Thanks to my friends of fluctuo and their City Dive tool, let’s dive into some European cities… This analysis is based on data from July 22nd to August 20th, a holiday period for all […]

General

Update your agenda with micromobility events!

Before my summer break, I give you a recap of some interesting professional shows related to micromobility for the end of 2019. To free your mind, it’s time to book and fill your agenda! Wocomoco There’s a lot happening in the collaborative mobility market. High time for a congress that takes up this trend and […]

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, General

Discover Japan’s shared micromobility

Japan has historically been an isolated island: after the first foreigners landed on the island in 1543, real exchanges only were established during the XIXth century. It remains a very conservative and unique culture, which is also true for mobility. Let’s have a look at the situation regarding shared micromobility services there. Bikeshare Softbank is […]

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, Technology

Why docks are part of the future of micromobility

Two of the main drawbacks of dockless shared e-scooters are public space use, and the operators business model non-profitability. An answer to both is the introduction of docks and the evolution of the technical solution toward a mix of dockless and dock-based. While free-floating might be a sustainable solution for very dense areas, docks are […]

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. […]

General

Who are you, e-scooter rider ?

The French mobility engineering consultancy 6-t released last week the first study on shared e-scooter use in France. Even if 13 operators are already present here (12 in Paris only), the impact of these fast growing services are still to be fully understood. It is important to note that the study is based on Lime […]

Alexandre Gauquelin, Shared Micromobility consultant

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