Movements | September 4th, 2019

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Micromobility 

The Micromobility Europe conference is bringing the top minds in (micro)mobility to Berlin on October 1 for a full day of programming that will cover all the BHAGs of 21st-century transport, from car-free cities to autonomous bikes. | Register Today

Former US Environmental Protection Agency chief is now advising Lime, helping the company craft its recycling and renewable energy strategy. | Bloomberg

Lyft raised scooter prices in Washington DC and other markets citing city imposed fleet caps. “Because we are not allowed to increase the size of our fleet to meet the demand for Lyft scooters, we need to change our prices so we can invest in operational resources to keep scooter availability high.”  | Jordan Pascale

Skip compares scooters vs car commute travel times to public transit stations in San Francisco. “For more than 70% of trips examined, Skip is far faster than a car!” | Skip

JUMP crossed the million trip mark in San Francisco with 500 bikes in 1.5 years. The system has over 100,000 registered users, 2.6 million miles, and an average of 7 trips per bike per day. | JUMP

An interview with Lime president, Joe Kraus, covering his interesting Lime, the evolution of micromobility form factors, mode shift, and competitive dynamics. | Recode

Ridehailing 

Grab partnered with telemedicine service WhiteCoat to launch medication delivery on its platform. Healthcare providers can prescribe medication and dispatch it over GrabExpress.  | StraitsTimes

New Products & Features

Google Maps adds multimodal routing by offering transit directions paired with biking and ridehailing. | TechCrunch

How do you make sure all your city buses have drivers? Boston’s MBTA does a dive into how they built their own bus dispatch app for Android. | MBTA

Grab launched a pilot program that allows drivers to deliver parcels in off-peak periods. | StraitsTimes

Cities & Policy

As micromobility becomes permanent, cities are questioning how they are going to pay for protected bikelane networks. “Denver is now looking at bike lanes as more "ABC" lanes: "anything but cars." The city has committed to building a network of 125 miles of them over the next five years.” | SmartCitiesDive

A radical rethink of Manhattan’s grid. | CityLab