Spin Cycle: The Rise of Scooters in Cities

Recording: Spin Cycle: The Rise of Scooters in Cities, Mar 10, 2019


Ben Bear


Urban areas are increasingly in need of mobility solutions to help residents move around. As cities seek more transportation options, an emerging innovation has inundated streets across the country: electric scooters. As more and more people find themselves zipping around town on scooters, how can cities, scooter companies, and riders ensure it’s a smooth ride? This panel will explore the effect the scooter craze is having and will discuss topics ranging from regulations to public safety to infrastructure. We will highlight the benefits and challenges of adding scooters onto the streets. You will learn how cities and transportation innovators are responding to this advancement and how the lessons learned from scooters will prepare for the next wave of innovation in transportation.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate