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How do new mobility forms fit in?

Read about microbility and how it allows travel throughout cities.
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In recent years, a range of new mobility devices have become commonplace in our cities. We refer to these lightweight and emissions-free forms of transport as micromobility.

Examples of micromobility are electric scooters, skateboards, bicycles, sometimes privately owned, sometimes provided as a short-term hire services by municipalities or private operators.

The following infographs by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) explains the concept in detail.

The infographic shows micromobility transport such as walking or bikes versus cars or internal combustion engine powered vehicles

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Image by https://www.itdp.org/multimedia/defining-micromobility/

The next infographic shows how micromobility can allow travel all over the city.

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Image by ITDP

Your Task

What types of micromobility exist in your city or region? Which ones do you use yourself (if any)? How has their availability or distribution changed over the last few years?

Post an observation in the comments and mention the place you are referring to, and take some time to read and comment on the posts of others.

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