E-bikes, e-scooters, and other modes of electric micromobility are gaining popularity in cities for their potential to replace car trips, improve access to transit, clean up air quality, and reimagine public spaces. Recent technological advancements and the rapid growth and adoption of shared mobility services have enabled small electric modes to scale, often serving as a point of entry to the broader sustainable transportation network. ITDP’s new report, The Electric Assist: Leveraging E-bikes and E-scooters for More Livable Cities, catalogs the current use of small electric modes and their impact on sustainable transportation, and reviews policies governing small electric modes across different regions. In this webinar, hosts will share key takeaways from the new report, as well as recommendations for cities to scale access to and use of e-bikes and e-scooters in line with sustainable transport goals. We will also discuss current conditions and challenges for e-bikes and e-scooters in context of Mexico City.
Dana Yanocha’s work includes research and analysis of trends in sustainable transportation and development. Dana is passionate about identifying connections between the social, economic, and environmental spheres of sustainable development, with a particular interest in providing guidance to cities to strengthen transportation networks, leverage emerging technology and innovations, and improve overall accessibility. Prior to joining ITDP in 2017, Dana worked for the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development in Chicago, and for Resources for the Future, an environmental economics think tank in Washington, DC. She holds an MA in Sustainable Urban Development from DePaul University and a BA in International Politics from Penn State University
Sonia Medina is an Architect and Urban Planner. She joined the ITDP team in 2015 collaborating in projects related to street design and pedestrian and cycling mobility and returns in 2016 in the active mobility area. Sonia is particularly interest in designing cities a better place to live focusing in promoting the use of active modes of transportation particularly the bicycle. Now she is the Active Mobility and Urban Design Coordinator and oversees the Ciclociudades Strategy. Sonia holds a B.A in Architecture and has studied a Master in Urban Planning at the Architecture Faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She also studied urban planning at the Technical University of Berlin and took the Planning the Cycling City course at the University of Amsterdam.
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