Micromobility

Micromobility

Micromobility explores the disruption to urban transport that comes from new electric, lightweight utility vehicles. Using the history of computing as a framework, we unpack how e-bikes, scooters and more will change how people get around cities.

Hosted by Oliver Bruce and Horace Dediu.



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14: Dediu’s Law and Franchising Micromobility

December 4, 2018 at 4:00PM • 46 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this episode we discuss the recent Bird Platform announcement, why this was predictable given the dynamics of the market, and how franchising might evolve in the future.

We also cover:
- Dediu’s Law: Horace’s thesis that we’ll see 10x growth annually for the next 5-6 years in micromobility trip numbers.
- how challenges related to social technologies like local bureaucracy/current scooter caps will be overcome.
- The VeloMetro/Veemo shared covered trike system that has emerged in Vancouver and whether this is likely to catch on.

Our sponsor for the show is Joyride, a software platform that lets you launch your own bike or scooter share system under your brand, with full consumer facing apps, and backend fleet management and integrations. Check them out at Joyride.city

As always, let me know what you think on Twitter - @asymco and @oliverbruce