3 Ways Cities Can Leverage Micromobility Services for Good

  • Date: 10/30/2020

In this environment of rapid change, cities are looking to each other to understand how to safely, efficiently and equitably integrate microbility services into their complex physical and regulatory environments. What policies make progress toward key goals in access, sustainability and safety, and which do not? For example, a cap on bike fleet size that works in Santa Monica may not be effective in Mexico City.

The Micromobility Policy Atlas, a new resource developed by NUMO, the New Urban Mobility alliance, WRI and the Shared-Use Mobility Center, tracks policies and regulatory frameworks related to micromobility around the world and provides valuable insights into the evolving relationship between cities and operators. The Policy Atlas currently covers more than 100 unique micromobility policies in 25 countries and will receive regular updates.

By serving as a database of current regulatory practices, the Policy Atlas underscores trends in governing micromobility vehicles and services. Studying these trends, including the three highlighted below, helps us see how cities are leveraging disruptive mobility technologies to work toward municipal goals.

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