Right of Way
The Role of the Public and Private Sectors in Micro Mobility
Traditionally, the public sector has provided ‘pathways’ and the private sector has provided ‘vehicles’. With electric scooters, and other micro-mobility vehicles flooding sidewalks across Los Angeles, residents and business are flipping the bird and asking their cities for regulations. Unsurprisingly, regulation has proved to be an issue for many electric scooter companies who are trying to differentiate themselves through a unique user experience and supply an environmentally conscious new mode of travel. Some jurisdictions are banning scooters from sidewalks, but the streets remain unsafe!
With the sheer amount of capital investment companies such as Bird, Lyft, Uber and others are pouring into the market, scooters and share-bikes have quickly changed the street experience throughout the Westside of Los Angeles. Whether we like them or not, scooters are going to roll out as they expand in other cities—it’s just a matter of when and how many. And most importantly recognizing the tremendous opportunity this new green-mode presents, how do we re-design our streets to best support their use?
How is the public sector keeping pace with the disruptive innovations in micro mobility to help solve for the first / last mile and promote the use of public transit to relieve traffic congestion? How can we design for micro mobility and a healthy social ecology around it? Roads are for cars, streets are for people, and people seem to want to ride scooters—who has the right of way?
6:45 PM: Meet & Greet
7:30 PM: Introduction
7:40 PM: Speakers
8:30 PM: Q&A
8:45 PM: Closing Remarks
8:50 PM: Giveaways
9:00 PM: After Party
Contributing & Supporting Members: $15
Sustaining & above Members: Free
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Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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