The Year Of The Scooter: The Good, The Bad, And The Road Ahead
Populus and Lime team up to share vehicle data with Seattle
Regina Clewlow, CEO and co-founder of Populus, a data platform that helps private mobility operators and cities deliver safe, equitable and efficient streets for the future of transportation, authors this article about the rise of the electric scooter and micromobility in 2018 and the year ahead for this mode of urban transportation and the challenges of coordinating ride-hailing services using valuable curbspace.
This article discusses the pros: municipalities considering the regulations and active management of mobility services as well as a redesign of urban spaces to encourage for movement without cars. The cons: questioning scooter safety and vehicle durability. And the future: How dockless electric bike and scooter companies can partner with cities to take back the streets to move more people, not cars.
Data and the Future of Mobility: An Interview with Dr. Regina Clewlow
Populus and Lime have teamed to share and analyze data that will help Seattle’s Department of Transportation improve the use of city curbs for parking. Under the agreement, Lime will share GPS data of car-sharing vehicles through Populus to improve use of city curbs. Under this partnership, Populus will receive real-time data from Lime’s shared card fleet through a standardized format to report on parking utilization and deliver other key insights to Seattle.
Ford Acquires Spin Electric Scooter Company For A Reported $100 Million
Jimmy O’Dea, a vehicles analyst for Union of Concerned Scientists, recently talked with Populus CEO, Dr. Regina Clewlow, about data and the future of mobility.
While it’s accepted that access to data plays an important role in the design of transportation systems (and is becoming even more important with the advent of autonomous vehicles, ride hailing, bike and scooter-sharing), it’s also acknowledged that task of aggregating and analyzing this critical data is underappreciated.
Read this interview to gain insights into some of the challenges and promise in the world of mobility data sharing…
As a part of mobility portfolio strategy, Ford announced its plan both acquire and invest in Spin, a San Francisco-based dockless electric scooter company. Spin provides customers an alternative for first- and last-mile transportation.
Rising urban transportation costs, parking shortages, traffic congestion and pollution are just a few of the challenges, and opportunities, that solutions like electric scooters tackle, according to research from Populus, a data and analytics company using AI to help cities and businesses plan and monitor shared mobility services. According to “The Micro-Mobility Revolution”, a report by Populus, nearly half of all trips made in the U.S. are 3 miles or less…