More Women and Children are Riding in Sydney

Man on e-cargo bike with two children seated in the back and backpack in the front.

Sydney NSW A detailed survey of 5,722 cyclists passing by seven precisely defined checkpoints within the City of Sydney has revealed some fascinating insights. Normally I don’t run press releases in full, in fact, perhaps one in a hundred of the releases I’ve been sent over the years. But I’m doing so at the end…

Autonomous Driving is Here and Will Be Good for Micromobility

Waymo Robotaxi parked on a street

I’m not an expert, but for the past decade I’ve been following developments in autonomous driving quite closely. I also consume a lot of podcasts with tech / transportation / cycling / micromobility themes. Like anything that’s radically different, there has been a lot of hype and fear in roughly equal parts in relation to…

Welcome to the First Micromobility Report Podcast!

Wollongong, NSW & Brisbane, Qld I’m thrilled to announce that we’re officially launching the Micromobility Podcast today! We’re planning to bring you one interview per month with guests from around Australia and the world. Our first interview, live now, is with Philip and Irene McAleese, co-founders of See.Sense. Established in 2013 by Philip and Irene…

30 KPH Trial Extended and Expanded in Melbourne

A 30km per hour sign in a city street

City of Yarra, Victoria Studies have shown that at 30 kph the fatality rate for cyclists and pedestrians when hit by a motor vehicle is only 10%, which quickly climbs to 90% at 60 kph. Lowering the speed limit to 30 kph on local streets has been proven by crash data to dramatically reduce the…

Federal Government Announces $100 million Active Transport Fund

Exterior view of Australian Parliament House

Canberra, ACT On Tuesday 7th June the federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King MP announced that the following Tuesday’s federal budget would include $100 million in funding to set up a new national Active Transport Fund. We anticipate that this money will be spent over four years at $25…

New Smaller, Lighter E-bikes Introduced to Australian Bikeshare

Woman sitting on e-bike

Brisbane, Queensland Beam has introduced 260 ‘Apollo Lite’ E-Bikes to join their existing Brisbane e-bike share fleet for a total of 38 e-bikes. The new Apollo Lite design also aims to close the gender gap in micromobility, with Beam’s recent rider survey showing that only 34% of e-bike riders in Brisbane identify as female, with…

Amazon Invests Heavily in Micromobility

A delivery person loading parcel into a light electric vehicle

Belfast, Northern Ireland Logistics giant Amazon has recently opened its latest micromobility hub, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It’s one of 40 such hubs that Amazon has already opened in cities across Europe. Micromobility hubs are physical centres within urban areas where packages are sorted before the final leg of their journey. They are usually located…

Infrastructure Briefs: E-Scooter Accidents Rapidly Declining, Study Claims

A person with helmet on riding e-scooter on street

E-Scooter reported injuries per million trips declined by 44% from 2022 to 2023 according to a recent report. Meanwhile the number of incidents requiring medical treatment or fatal injuries, incidents dropped by 19%. Micro-Mobility for Europe (MMfE) is an industry collaboration of major bike and scooter share operators. They base their claims on date from…

Proposal to Raid Active Transport Funds for More Highway Expansion

California highway with city scape in background

Sacramento, California California is only a state, not a nation. But it’s important for many reasons. It’s the most populous and wealthy state in the USA. In fact, if it were a nation, its economy would rank fifth in the world, only behind the USA, China, Japan and Germany but ahead of the UK and…

Lime Returns to Brisbane with Expanded Fleet.

Cyclists riding across a city bridge

Brisbane Queensland More electric scooters will soon be on Brisbane streets, as the city’s original scooter hire scheme operator prepares its return this year. As part of a new deal with Brisbane City Council, San Francisco-based Lime will provide 1,700 e-scooters and 400 e-bikes. They replace Neuron as one of the two approved share scheme…