Uber has committed to a fully zero-emission platform by 2040 and will set aside $800 million to help get its drivers using electric vehicles by 2025.
In the Twin Cities, some Airbnb rentals have pivoted from vacation to long-term rentals due to COVID-19’s impact on travel.
NACTO said that ridership has suffered due to COVID-19, but docked bike-share services have largely rebounded.
Marketplace Morning Report interviews Juliet Schor, author of the forthcoming book “After the Gig: How the Sharing Economy Got Hijacked and How to Win It Back.”
Even though scooters arrived this summer in Minneapolis and St. Paul much later than in previous years due to COVID-19, the demand has been stronger than anticipated. “People are seeing micro-mobility as a viable option to fill in gaps where transit is not running as often or at all,” said one official at Bird.
Shared electric moped startup Revel has resumed operations in New York City a month after shutting down its service following several deaths.
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has called for state legislatures to be more active in rule-making for micromobility devices like e-bikes and scooters, along with a greater focus on safety through providing more infrastructure and better data on crashes and injuries.
Uber has convened a road safety coalition with several advocacy groups to address negative driving trends that have taken hold during the pandemic.
Experts weigh in on the risk of using clothing rental services like Rent the Runway and Stitch Fix amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
4M, pronounced forum, blends coworking, co-living and healthy collaboration together in Ann Arbor’s Lower Burns Park neighborhood.