Micromobility is fun, but maybe that’s all it’ll ever be

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It costs starting with the note that I’m terribly risk averse, and therefore…not very fun. When Ford’s micromobility subsidiary Rotation the first launched Last Summer in My Hometown of Pittsburgh There were a few electric scooters in my hometown of Pittsburgh last summer, and I immediately felt, “Old man-screaming-at-a-cloud.”

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Youths have taken over the streets and sidewalks, racing downtown and along the North Shore on orange scooters. In the hillier part of the city – if you don’t know anything about Pittsburgh, this is most of the city – they were a constant threat, thrown on sidewalks, under bridges and in the middle of alleys.

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I wrote off Spin scooters as an inevitable consequence of city life and vowed to avoid damned vehicles. Around the same time, two things happened: I started editing a lot Rebecca Bellancontribution to TechCrunch and I started dating a guy who swears scooters are fun.

Founders of micromobility startups made lots of from good arguments why electric scooter and bike parks make sense. First of all, they are not cars, which is great for improving air quality and reducing traffic during peak hours. They can help solve the “last mile problem” — getting people from the last subway or bus stop to their homes or work. In theory, they are more affordable than owning a car or even taking a taxi or Uber, which solves obvious problems. questions of justice for low-income citizens.

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I didn’t believe it – they seemed to me dangerous, shaky and unstable on several levels. Venture capitalists disagreed, investing millions in companies like Byrd and Lime.

If you’ve read TechCrunch, you know what happened next.




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