Free E-Bikes for Everyone!
Could a massive program cut back on climate change and usher in a new era of micromobility?
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Should e-bikes be free to anyone who wants them, or just people of certain ages? Or not at all? How this ambitious plan could curb climate change. | New York Times
These mopeds are being rented out to delivery drivers in LA for just $40/week. How long before micromobility becomes the official last mile delivery vehicle? | The Rideshare Guy
So your family wants to talk about e-bikes this holiday season? Here’s how to prep for your conversations. | Ryan Johnson
Ridehailing & Last Mile Delivery
Super Pumped is back but as early Uber employee Josh Mohrer noted, ‘I’ve known @travisk for about 10 years and I don't think I've ever heard him raise his voice.’ | Alex Weprin
Are taxis making a comeback? If prices keep increasing on passengers, the answer could be a resounding “yes.” | MarketWatch
Investments and Deals
Nexar, a smart dash cam company, has raised $53 million with the vision of becoming the Google of the physical world. | TechCrunch
Ford is no longer working with Rivian, an electric vehicle startup, due to the expectation that Ford doesn’t need Rivian’s help to become the nation’s second-biggest EV producer. | Automotive News
Avocargo, a Berlin-based start-up for e-load bikes, closed its pre-seed funding roundup and plans on expanding into other German cities and European countries. | StartBase
Cities & Policy
Ambiguous news for e-scooters, according to this study. E-scooters both compete and complement transit - but it depends on what type of travel is occurring. | Science Direct
Nuro, a robotics company, illuminates how its Law Enforcement Interaction Plan supports first responders in the event of an emergency or other issues. | Medium
Who will pay extra to park in high-demand areas, particularly the curb? Procrastinators, be prepared to pay up. | Science Direct
A lot of cool new micromobility, walkability, and electric vehicle options coming to Culver City, CA. | Mike Lydon
Miami has voted to end a multi-year pilot program allowing companies to place dockless e-scooters around the city, citing safety concerns. | Miami Herald
New Products, Features and Data Points
This minimalist electric car could be the future of short (or medium-length!) jaunts. | Business Insider
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