General

LOM – An analysis of the recommendations for free-floating services in France.

In France, following the National Mobility Convention, the Loi d’Orientation des Mobilités (or LOM, Mobility Orientation Law) has been under discussion from November 2018 until its publication in December 2019. It was aimed to answer four main problems: the lack of mobility solutions in many territories the climatic and environmental emergency, a call to change […]

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General

LOM – An analysis of the recommendations for free-floating services in France.

In France, following the National Mobility Convention, the Loi d’Orientation des Mobilités (or LOM, Mobility Orientation Law) has been under discussion from November 2018 until its publication in December 2019. It was aimed to answer four main problems: the lack of mobility solutions in many territories the climatic and environmental emergency, a call to change […]

Business

The Case for E-Scooters as Public Transit

During the session “Pathway to Profitability: Moving Toward a Sustainable Shared Micromobility Model” at MM World conference, arisen the topic of the integration of shared micromobility services as public transport options. We discussed it with different participants, including Alex Nesic, who wrote this piece one year ago. To go further, you can also read this […]

Business

Micromobility: size doesn’t matter

Shared mobility services are unquestionably considered a unique urban mobility option in major European cities. In most of these cities, inhabitants can choose from a large panel of shared vehicles (scooters, bikes & cargo bikes, mopeds, and cars), making it a perfect complement to public transports. But shared mobility services should not remain a privilege […]

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 […]

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

Thanks to a strong experience and technical knowledge in different shared-mobility fields, I am able to make your shared micromobility related projects successful. Trust me for project management, technical expertise, writing…