Michael Schwartz

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How fees can help micromobility overcome barriers to growth

Oct 27, 2020 12:47:54 PM / by Michael Schwartz


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Cities around the world are experiencing a micromobility revolution. 

But the more e-scooters and e-bikes that are taken to the streets, the more demand there will be for improved bike lane infrastructure that supports these vehicles — just like with the gas tax

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The history of the gas tax and what it means for micromobility fees

Aug 21, 2020 2:52:45 PM / by Michael Schwartz


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Just over 100 years ago, Oregon became the first state to impose a per-gallon gasoline tax. Many other states introduced gas taxes in the years that followed. 

Read on to find out why it was developed, who benefits, and what we can learn from the tax to meet people’s and cities' transportation needs today, including micromobility.

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6 things city officials can do while micromobility programs are paused

Apr 14, 2020 1:31:27 PM / by Michael Schwartz


Photo by John Nzoka on Unsplash

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