14: Dediu's Law and Franchising Micromobility

In this episode we discuss the recent Bird Platform announcement, why this was predictable given the dynamics of the market, and how franchising might evolve in the future.

We also cover:

  • Dediu’s Law: Horace’s thesis that we’ll see 10x growth annually for the next 5–6 years in micromobility trip numbers.

  • How challenges related to social technologies like local bureaucracy/current scooter caps will be overcome.

  • The VeloMetro/Veemo shared covered trike system that has emerged in Vancouver and whether this is likely to catch on.

Oliver Bruce