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16 Mar 2020

Micromobility could replace 51% of Chicago car trips: report

Cailin Crowe, Smart Cities Dive
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Dive Brief: 
  • Chicago should embrace micromobility, not just e-scooters, according to a new report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The report includes scooter policy suggestions for Chicago as the city updates its guidelines following its initial four-month scooter pilot in 2019.
  • The city should invest in micromobility infrastructure that can help improve congestion, livability and the environment, "but let companies pay e-scooter specific costs," the report reads.
  • Chicago's e-scooter program should also be extended to the city's downtown area; factor recreational trips; pursue solutions aimed at safety clutter and sustainability; and prioritize equity and affordable access, the report reads.

Read more at Smart Cities Dive


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