Micromobility Weathered The Storm
Micromobility includes bikes, both traditional and electric, electric scooters, or any small lightweight vehicle that operates typically below 15mph and operated directly by users.
Micromobility Has Not Only Weathered The Pandemic, But Is Coming Out Of It Stronger
Micromobility includes bikes, both traditional and electric, electric scooters, or any small lightweight vehicle that operates typically below 15mph and operated directly by users. Bike-share and e-scooter companies have been gaining popularity for years as a first mile/last mile part of a person's commute, but these transit options have had a surge in popularity since the pandemic hit as people have sought alternatives to the crowded busses and subway trains that were once their main form of transit.
Micromobility has seen a dramatic uptick as the primary means of commute in an age where social distancing is commonplace. New York City's Citi Bike program went so far as to give a large number of essential works annual passes for the bikeshare system. Some cities, like Portland, OR, have been easing restrictions and allowing companies like Spin to add more scooters to the fleet, in exchange for a reduced cost for riders.
A key strategy that a lot of the microbility-sharing companies have implemented, is communicating to customers what steps they are taking and what steps riders can take to stay safe. Using hand sanitizer before and after trips has been made easier by some companies attaching small bottles of hand sanitizer directly to scooters and bikes.
As the weather gets nicer, and more people get vaccinated, people should be pleasantly surprised to see that most of the bike and scooter shares they used before are still around, and stronger than ever. With a push to get commuters out from behind the wheel of a solo passenger gas-guzzler they, and the continued reduced capacity on public transit systems. Micromobility has the potential to gain a foothold and stick around for years to come.
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DASH - Alexandria Transit Company
DASH is a public transportation system that provides safe and reliable fixed-route public transit service within and around the City of Alexandria.