The National League of Cities (NLC) has released a new guide, “Micromobility in Cities: A History and Policy Overview” designed for local leaders learning how to best to integrate micromobility options — like e-scooters and bikeshares — into their communities. The guide also provides a history of micromobility, from the first bikeshare system launched in 1965 to the rise of e-scooters, which first appeared on city streets in 2017.
“It seems like new mobility options are showing up every day on the streets of America’s cities, towns and villages,” said Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League of Cities (NLC). “NLC’s micromobility guide provides local leaders with the information they need to tailor local regulations for these new modes of transportation.”
The term “micromobility” refers to several modes of transportation, namely docked and dockless bikeshare systems, electric bikes and electric scooters. Many of these modes share some distinct features, such as increased flexibility in routes, access via connected devices like smart phones and shareability. They are also designed to serve individual users. You can read the full report here.