E-scooters and bikes rebound as COVID-19 crisis keeps on rolling

Sep 2, 2020
Micromobility is robust despite a dip in ridership early in the pandemic. Those companies have a chance to rethink their role, one expert says.
"There’s this really intense pressure on these e-scooter companies to address these transit deserts," says transportation consultant Courtney Ehrlichman. Above, a commuter rides an electric scooter in Los Angeles in June.
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Bike-sharing's big problem: missing bikes

Jul 16, 2014
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Shlepping bike-share cycles in a giant van

Jul 15, 2014
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Tech spin: A tour of New York City's new bike share program

May 31, 2013
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Shopkeepers don't buy NYC's bike business pitch

May 28, 2013
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Citibank spins publicity with NYC bikeshare

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