On The Move – 4.1.2021

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Micromobility

  • Women are not using shared micromobility as much as men. Why is this the case and how to make shared micromobility more equal? Check it out!

  • Compared to 2019, bike riding in US cities is up 21 %.

  • Unfortunately, bike thefts are rising too. From March to September, nearly 70 % more bikes were reported stolen than last year, per data from Bike Index.

  • Huge reductions in toxic air in London were revealed as walking and cycling up across the capital.

  • Another step towards sustainability! IKEA in Germany offers to customers to rent cargo bikes.

Policy

  • Lithuania‘s Environmental Project Management Agency implemented the cash-for-clunkers plan that helped get old and polluting cars off the road and replacing them with efficient and environmentally friendly personal electric vehicles like e-bikes and e-scooter

  • Dutch government pilots technology to cut e-bike road deaths. New digital system automatically reduces electric bicycles’ power in built-up areas.

  • Mexico established a constitutional right to safe mobility. The ‘Right to Mobility’ Amendment Could Shift Road Safety Discourse and Save Thousands of Lives.

  • The European Commission presented its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy – plan for green, smart and affordable mobility.


Technology

  • Volvo reveals a plan on how to use a gaming industry to improve AI technology for autonomous cars.

  • Bird plans the first-ever autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system for electric scooters.


Daniel’s Pick

  • Night trains are making a comeback in Europe! As a someone, who travelled by train to Sicily, Istanbul, Porto and many others, I’m just amused by this essay from The New Yorker. Make a good coffee or a nice cup of tea and give it a read!


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