Business, General

COVID-19: how shared micromobility operators are reacting?

When around 2.6 billion people are required to #StayAtHome around the globe to slow down the COVID-19 propagation, mobility turns into non-mobility. In front of this unprecedented pandemic, shared micromobility operators have to adapt to local regulation and needs, in order to provide the safest and most useful service… or simply to survive the financial […]

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Business, General

COVID-19: how shared micromobility operators are reacting?

When around 2.6 billion people are required to #StayAtHome around the globe to slow down the COVID-19 propagation, mobility turns into non-mobility. In front of this unprecedented pandemic, shared micromobility operators have to adapt to local regulation and needs, in order to provide the safest and most useful service… or simply to survive the financial […]

Business

Shared mobility services: “Battle Royale” in Barcelona

I am glad to collaborate with fluctuo for a set of articles to analyse and explain mobility phenomenons highlighted by their products. Episode #3: the situation of shared micromobility services in Barcelona. The dense, touristic and sunny capital of Catalonia has a huge potential for shared mobility. In 2007, it launched Bicing, one of the most successful […]

Technology

Jump: the next battery-swap technology?

I already wrote about the importance of battery management in the past and made it a key point for the development of shared micromobility services in 2020. Today, Jump is going a step further to explore the possibilities: during the Cosmo Safety Tour in Paris, it unveiled its latest e-scooter model with the same swappable […]

Business

The rise, fall and resurrection of Mobike in Europe

I am glad to collaborate with fluctuo for a set of articles to analyse and explain mobility phenomenons highlighted by their products. Episode #2: Mobike story in Europe. Mobike and ofo, the Chinese dockless bike-sharing pioneers, became a global phenomenon in 2017 when tens of thousands of red & yellow bikes were deployed in the streets of […]

Business

E-scooter sharing in the UK: operators are warming up

The development of shared e-scooter services has grown exponentially since the launch of the first-of-its-kind in Santa Monica back in November 2017. In Europe, a few countries representing major markets for operators remain untouched due to local laws forbidding to ride e-scooters on public land. If Ireland or the Netherlands could host important projects, the […]

General, Projects

Paris’ transport strike: Potential and limits of shared micromobility services

I am happy to collaborate with fluctuo for a set of articles to analyse and explain mobility phenomenons highlighted by their products. Episode #1: the lessons from Paris’ transport strike. In December 2019 started one of the largest social movements in France (at least for this decade). Fighting to maintain their specific pension rights, a […]

Technology

A trailer for London bike-share program?

Diving into the bottomless pit of Google, looking for information about shared cargo-bikes, I found this: Wow. It is actually a student project by Jan Libera, a former London Royal College of Art student, who won the Transportation Award at the Core77 Design Awards in 2017. Jan chose to develop a shared bike trailer because […]

General

2020 forecast from shared micromobility experts

Horace Dediu – micromobility expert, founder of Bond and Micromobility Industries – Based in the US Shared micromobility will undergo a few changes this year: Consolidation among some of the providers with acquisitions of smaller players such as that of Scoot taking place. Focus on discovery. As Google maps is currently surfacing Lime, expect deals […]

General

My 2020 shared micromobility forecast

Having already bet on Paris’ e-scooter sharing RFP winners in my last article, I am ready to take more risks: today I will develop two ideas on how I see the near future of shared micromobility. This is a good teaser, as I am gathering experts opinions on this very subject for next week publication. […]

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 […]

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

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, 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, 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 […]

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…