COVID-19: What's in Store for Micro-Mobility Providers

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By Harriet Sumnall | 2Q 2020 | IN-5806


Sharing Providers Still up and Running-For Now


Due to COVID-19, micro-mobility sharing providers are having to pause and reduce operations across the globe. Bird and Lime, two of the largest sharing service providers around the world (operating in 80 and 120 cities respectively), have paused their services to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Other providers, however, such as Citi Bike NYC and Next Bike in the United Kingdom, are continuing to operate their services while ensuring that they are putting relevant health and safety procedures in place to ensure that the vehicles are being disinfected in between use when possible.

Citi Bike claims to have seen a 67% increase in the number of riders in March 2020 in comparison to the same month last year, when no virus was present. It is likely the public is utilizing the sharing systems to ensure they’re able to get the daily exercise that governments allow while encouraging people to stay at home whenever possible.

Pushing through the Pandemic


For the larger service providers, such as Bird and Lim…

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