5: Scooters and Transport Ecologies
In today’s show we cover the rise of scooter sharing and how different localized constraints result in different micromobility solutions blooming. Specifically:
- The scooter sharing model that Bird pioneered, why it emerged in Santa Monica and why it might not apply to other contexts.
- The history from the Segway to the hoverboard, Boosted Board and on to the current scooter form factor.
- The local variables that need to be considered for micromobility fleet operators.
- The parallels of the rise of micromobility with early cellular, and the Galapagos scenario of ecosystem development.