The recent Scoot Safe Summit, held July 14-15, was an informative, interactive microtransportation conference with sessions and presentations designed to highlight many of the relevant topics and issues covered on this very platform in previous blog posts. This event was honored by participation from Georgia’s own Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Shepherd Center, the Atlanta […]
micromobility in Georgia
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, electric scooter usage rates in the greater Atlanta, Georgia, area were reaching record highs. After a brief suspension during the early months of the pandemic, usage rates are now approaching where they were in summer 2019. In fact, they are expected to grow rapidly beyond that point to set new records
As cities and college campuses look forward to the expansion of microtransportation, it’s important to spend time examining the details of electric scooter safety. For scooter operators, this means clearly identifying chief safety risk factors, and then providing government and education sector leaders with an evidence-based path to improved safety. As urban electric scooter usage
For city leaders and administrators wanting to better understand electric scooter demographics and how they relate to their individual areas, look no further than the 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference. A mecca for innovative, thought-provoking and largely young leaders in business, technology and art, around 8,000 scooters by Uber, Lyft, Lime, Bird and other
The rising trend of electric scooter use in metropolitan areas is here to stay and can protect and strengthen city infrastructure in a unique way that cities and campuses can manage for the long term. While 2020 was full of changes, electric scooters benefit metropolitan areas and campuses in a variety of “shift-proof” ways.
At the onset of the pandemic, the use of micromobility options like electric scooters and bikeshare programs jumped 67 percent in New York City alone. Additionally, many large metro areas like Chicago are now announcing partnerships to expand micromobility offerings heading into the summer of 2021. Various operators are already active in Georgia, in cities and on campuses. Those operators include Spin, Helbiz, Lime, Bird and VeoRide.