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Micro-mobility trend is sweeping the country! E-scooters!

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Uberserge
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 Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

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My first article for Rideguru, two part series. Everything you need to know about Micro-mobility.

https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/the-micro-mobility-trend-the-economics-of-it-the-effect-on-rideshare-drivers-part-i

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    ChazKillington
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     4 months ago

    I didn’t know either of the buzz words.  E-scooters and micro-mobility?

    E-scooters.  Is that because we book them electronically (app) or because they run on electricity?  

    Micro-mobility. Is that because scooters are tinier than cars and bikes?  Or because they cost very little?

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      OP 1157 Rider Driver
       4 months ago

      Here's more funny buzz words. 

      Bird chargers, FETCH THE BIRDS, CHARGE AND RELEASE THEM.

      Lime chargers are called JUICERS

      More coming I'm sure 😆

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        CharlieLazie
        101
         4 months ago

        “Juicers.” LOL. Is that only for Lime chargers or really for anyone?

        So funny new jobs were created as part of this. A bunch of dudes picking up and plugging them in at their house. 

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          OP 1157 Rider Driver
           4 months ago  (edited 4 months ago)

          No just for LIME, juicing a lime I guess? 😆

          It used to be very lucrative, people were making $200 a night for this but as with rideshare, now it's $5 for a scooter, not worth it anymore.

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      OP 1157 Rider Driver
       4 months ago

      E- scooters because they're electric.


      Here's a literal definition:

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micromobility


      Personally, micro-mobility means the following. They cover very short distances and eliminate the usage of cars for short rides, such as from home to your office, school and last mile gap that exists between public transportation systems and rider's place of work or residence.

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        ChazKillington
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         4 months ago

        Thanks. I wonder if it’ll stick. “Ridehailing” never stuck. 

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          OP 1157 Rider Driver
           4 months ago

          A couple of them will survive, it'll be duopoly like uber and Lyft. 

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            ChazKillington
            38
             4 months ago

            Nah, I mean the name, “micromobility.”  Probably won’t stick. 

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              OP 1157 Rider Driver
               4 months ago

              Microcomputing stuck 😆

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      bBerman81
      268 Rider
       4 months ago

      Yes and yes. 

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    BGraft89
    614 Rider Driver
     4 months ago

    We still don’t have scooters in Boston at all. How can this be?  Is Boston not a good test market?  Were the law makers able to hold them back? Is it not worth (ie big enough) fighting for market share yet?

    I never thought scooter companies cared for following the rules so I’m a bit perplexed by this  

    Are there other cities like this? We have bikes but not scooters. 

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      OP 1157 Rider Driver
       4 months ago

      They’ll show up, don’t worry and when they do it’ll be in mass. Since you can’t ride them on the sidewalk, they’re initially being tested in cities with a lot of bike paths. There’s also a seasonality factor, I don’t think anyone will ride a scooter when it’s rainy or snowy in Boston. 

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    OP 1157 Rider Driver
     3 months ago

    Jump e-bikes raised their prices to 30 cents a minute, that equals $18 per hour, are they out of their minds? A lot of people are very upset but I guess UBER the owner of Jump decided to make money on something they do.

    This goes to show hiw ridiculous the driver rates are, in Los Angeles the driver gets paid 21 cents a minute in Uber and 12 cents a minute on Lyft. I guess we're not worth as much as a bike. 😆

    https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/the-micro-mobility-trend-the-economics-of-it-the-effect-on-rideshare-drivers-part-ii

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    Bigfrank
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     4 months ago

    The buzzword is called road kill

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      OP 1157 Rider Driver
       4 months ago

      Saw a nasty accident the other day. It's definitely something drivers need to pay attention to. 

      Roadkill 😆

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        Bigfrank
        426 Rider Driver Driver
         4 months ago

        Lol  some people just don't value their life

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          OP 1157 Rider Driver
           4 months ago

          Just because we can do it doesn't mean we need it. 

          I posted some pictures from Santa Monica, CA, take a look at them. It's ridiculous.