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 ITDP in 2015, working in street design, pedestrian and cyclist mobility, and presenting at workshops in various cities in Mexico. She is also part of the active mobility team, leading urban design projects and working closely on the Ciclociudades strategy. Sonia focuses her professional work in assisting local governments and developing urban design projects emphasizing road safety. She has a degree from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and studied at the Technical University of Berlin for a year.
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