Shared Micro Mobility Opportunity for low income Austin residents
The upfront cost of biking is too high for many people. Shared micro-mobility offers short term access to bikes and scooters, at little cost
Bikes and scooters are great for short trips (too long to walk, too short to drive) and offer a great help to traffic and justification for better bike infrastructure. Cities have subsidized driving by forcing homes and businesses to offer parking for cars, but little for alternative transportation. Cities cannot afford to equip each person with a bike or scooter, but new micro-mobility offers a way for cities to introduce driving alternatives at a low cost. Through simple promo codes, the city could grant credits to low income users to try renting bikes and scooters, and hopefully adopt it as an alternative to each person needing to own a car.