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Chicago e-scooter company creates new seated vehicle tough enough for windy city winters
VeoRide is gearing up to launch a new category of electric vehicle, dubbed Veo Cosmo, that is "easier to ride than a bike and simpler to use than a moped," Chicago Inno reported. The two-wheeled, seated vehicle looks like a moped, but should hold up better in tough weather and unpredictable roads.
DDOT to extend moped pilot
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced it will extend its moped pilot through Sep. 30, 2020. DDOT also unveiled new draft terms and conditions, permitting each operator to have up to 600 vehicles each throughout each of the city’s wards, at all times.
Spin announces six winners for Mobility Data for Safe Streets Initiative
Spin announced six participants for its Mobility Data for Safe Streets Initiative, including "Bike Cleveland," "Walk Denver" and "Walk Bike Nashville." The winners will be given access to the StreetLight Data platform, a data gathering kit and more tech solutions to keep streets safe and livable.
Uber-owned Jump unveils inclusive three-wheeled scooters
Uber’s Jump launched a pilot program this week with four new Jump vehicles in San Francisco that include "adaptive designs" and "reconfigured fixtures" to provide new mobility options to riders with disabilities.
Scooter injuries almost tripled in four years
JAMA Surgery released a study that found a lack of proper headgear or other safety precautions has led to over 40,000 broken bones, head wounds and other injury mishaps. Under 5% of scooter riders in the study wore a helmet, causing one-third of patients to have a head injury, twice the rate of bicyclists.
Uber bike and scooter exec leaves to start venture capital firm
Uber’s head of new mobility, responsible for bike, scooter and public transit partnerships, has left the company after about eight years to start a venture capital firm, “Construct Capital,” Axios reported.