Movements | March 19th, 2019

Lyft incentivizes scooters near transit, Harley-Davidson looks to Bird & Lime, etc.!

Movements | March 19th, 2019

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Product Launches and Updates

Bird launches a Finder feature for chargers. | Bird

Lyft is now incentivizing scooter users to park near transit. | Nathan Pope

Moovit, the public transit navigation app, now integrates parking information from SpotHero to facilitate park and ride journeys. | VentureBeat

TriMet launches a multimodal trip planner that combines rideshare, bikeshare, transit, and carshare services in one app built on OTP. | TriMet

Lime launches a new reserve feature for scooter chargers. | The Verge


Micromobility in Chicago: Lyft secures an exclusive bikeshare agreement in Chicago, as it pledges $50 million to expand the Divvy system across the city. | Streetsblog

Harley-Davidson is studying Bird, Lime and other shared micromobility services as it faces struggling sales and declining interest amount younger people. “For people who are using Bird and Lime today, how do we give them a much better experience with a Harley-Davidson brand and lifestyle?” Harley’s VP of Product. CNN

Micromobility and Seasons: a brief analysis on how climates affect shared micromobility. “23% of the world, 62% of urban areas, support year-round micromobility.” Michael Haynes

Comparing and contrasting micromobility and ridehailing. | Scooter Map

Uber is designing a custom electric scooter. | Fortune

Guide to Good Scootiquette. | Lyft

The leaning tower of confiscated scooters. | Statesman

Chinese bikeshare firm Hello Chuxing has seen a 37% year-on-year drop in damaged bicycles as a result of its credit scoring system. | KrAsia

Deals and Investments

Ridehailing firm Juno is for sale for almost nothing. | Crain’s New York


Lyft makes about as much from a scooter ride as they do ride in a vehicle. | Bloomberg

Via has positioned itself as the ethical rideshare player: it pays its drivers more, optimizes for shared rides to reduce congestion, and partners directly with cities to complement mass transit services. Don’t believe it? They’re private ride option only accounts for 5% of trips, with everything else being pooled. | Motherboard

Dallas is partnering with Uber to subsidize rides in underserved areas of the city. DART and the Federal Transit Administration are subsidizing up to ~$2.3 million in UberPool rides for a 1-year period. | Dallas News

Cities & Policy

A fantastic piece exploring city mobility goals, scooters and new regulations. “Turns out it’s counterproductive to frame scooter companies as so flush with cash that cities need not deploy any of their own resources.” Paul Salama

The arguments for and against congestion pricing in cities. | Coord

Uber and Lyft reduce the need for parking. | Streetsblog

Rent an apartment, get a bike. “Developers and other businesses are starting to join cyclists and advocates in calling on Baltimore to complete its master plan for a bike-pedestrian network.” Baltimore Sun

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