Micromobility explores the disruption to urban transport that comes from new electric, lightweight utility vehicles. Using the history of computing as a framework, we unpack how e-bikes, scooters and more will change how people get around cities.



episode 70: Micromobility operations with industry veteran Tarani Duncan - ex-Citibike, Jump and Mapbox

This week, Oliver interviews micromobility industry veteran Tarani Duncan about her journey and views on the development of the micromobility industry. She’s a fount of knowledge, and this was a really fun discussion on the history of the space.

Specifically we dig into:

- Her childhood and study in New Orleans, and how that led her to studying transport

- Her early days in operations fixing the early NYC Citibike system

- Joining the team at Social Bicycles, which became Jump, including a discussion about social incentives and the acquisition by Uber.

- Her experience at Mapbox building routing software for some of the largest delivery companies in the world - Joining Shared as the first operations lead

- A discussion about the wide range of companies she’s advising in the space, including OurStreets, Tortoise, Karmic and DataContours

- Why she’s the first member of the Human Scooting Association

- The low hanging fruit for the shared industry

- Why micromobility matters to her, and why she’s still very bullish on the space.


 2020-04-30  54m