Stick the scooter landing: Turning haters into advocates

Apr 15, 2021 2:40:16 PM / by Corrine Murray posted in Cities

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Since the first Bird e-scooters hit the streets in Santa Monica in the fall of 2017, e-scooters and other forms of micromobility have thrived and cities have encountered lots of attention, both positive and negative, that comes with them. Ranging from complaints about sidewalk clutter to anecdotes about injuries for both scooter riders and other sidewalk users, there are plenty of points of contention for the media and individual residents to focus on. At Ride Report, we know that this type of attention is not welcome and oftentimes not representative of the larger program, so we recommend several strategies to manage and address negative public perception.

 

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DRCOG: A new model for regional micromobility data collaboration

Mar 18, 2021 12:23:51 PM / by Meghan Prichard posted in Cities, Customer spotlight

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When the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and its members met in early 2019, they shared a common goal: to manage emerging micromobility programs in a coordinated and consistent manner throughout the region. When it came to shared micromobility data, rather than developing independent resources and tools for each agency, they sought a different solution — a coordinated and shared micromobility data management approach.

DRCOG has been using Ride Report for the last year to share information across jurisdictions and agencies, while better understanding shared micromobility in the region. We spoke with Transportation Technology Strategist, Emily Lindsey, at DRCOG to learn more about how these combined efforts are panning out.

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Get ready for the micromobility boom of 2021

Mar 8, 2021 2:04:02 PM / by Corrine Murray posted in Cities

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Spring of 2021 is quickly approaching (for the northern hemisphere) and brings with it more change than most years. With COVID-19 vaccines rolling out at a steady pace, a new White House Administration, and summer quickly approaching, the micromobility industry is poised to experience a boom in activity.

What does that mean for cities, residents, and visitors? Read on to find out.

 

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What to consider in your next micromobility RFP

Feb 10, 2021 2:53:03 PM / by Corrine Murray posted in Cities

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Cities around the world are embracing micromobility as a sustainable and fun form of transportation. As e-scooter and bike-share programs emerge, many cities turn to official procurements to ensure they are able to work with the operators and third party providers that fit their unique needs. Writing a formal RFP can be time consuming, but a well-planned RFP will save you time and energy in the long run.

At Ride Report, we’ve helped many cities get their micromobility programs up and running successfully. Whether you’re new to micromobility or are looking for third party services to enhance your already existing program, here are some considerations when working on your next RFP.

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Shared e-scooters help Edmontonians travel safely during COVID-19

Dec 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Madeline Kernan posted in Cities

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Today, Ride Report, in collaboration with Lime and Bird Canada, released our exciting report showing high e-scooter usage in Edmonton, including frequent travel to downtown and business improvement districts and replacement of car travel.

From June 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020, more than 600,000 trips were taken on shared e-scooters. 

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