As cities across America become more congested, people are facing increasingly time-consuming trips to and from work. Bird, an electric scooter sharing start-up, is aiming to solve the ‘last mile’ problem of public transport to encourage people to leave their cars at home and avoid the gridlock.
While bike-sharing schemes have taken off in Europe and Asia, they’re struggling to take hold in the US, where fears around safety often dissuade commuters from hopping on two wheels. So, what can bike-share companies do to make their products appear to be a viable alternative to cars?
Germany may be renowned for its high-quality cars, but not everyone in the nation wants to own a petrol-powered vehicle. Catering to these individuals, Emmy has introduced red and green e-scooters to the streets of Berlin, giving people an eco-friendly way to get around the city.
For city livers, the grime and grind of the daily commute will always be a bug bear. New technologies and changes to infrastructure are looking to make getting around your city a little more practical. Can Gogoro’s electric, rechargeable scooters present a long term solution for the modern city dweller?
While driving and car ownership remain central to the American way of life, social, technological and economic shifts are changing people’s needs and perceptions of personal transportation. Canvas8 spoke with 20 people from across the US to find out about their life behind the wheel.