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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4: Marchetti's constant and the power-network-intelligence matrix of micromobility

September 17, 2018 at 10:00PM • 59 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this episode, we look at Marchetti's constant and why commute times tend to aggregate at under 1 hour per day. In this episode we also cover:

- how the 1 hour daily commute has been a constant across time, and how that affects how our cities form.
- What the Marchetti's constant is, and how it has driven the explosion in shared scooters and bikes.
- the Segway, why it failed and what it can teach us about the emergent micromobility phenomena.
- The problems with traditional bikeshare systems, and why new layers of technology have helped this.
- The power-network-intelligence matrix for thinking about emergent trends in micromobility.
- How networks can creatively use incentives to solve for the limitations of the vehicles

Plus a conversation about what both Horace and Oliver think the future might look like in a hidden bit at the end.

Transcript of this show is available on our Medium page.




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Transcript of this show is available on our Medium page - medium.com/micromobility