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 123: Andrew Yang and the future of politics, transport and micromobility

This week we’re releasing the first of the content from the recent Micromobility America conference. In this interview, Lauren Goode from Wired interviews Andrew Yang who was one of the headline speakers.

Lauren and Andrew talk about Forward, his new American political party, before moving on to talk about role of micromobility in the future of transport. It’s a great conversation and we in the team really appreciate it when politicians have such progressive takes and are willing to embrace technology in transport like this.

Specifically they dig into:

- Andrew’s new political party, Forward, and why its important

- How local, state and federal regulations play a part in Micromobility’s future

- How many scooters Andrew owns

- Why micromobility is important for health, both mental and physical

- The need for cities to better accomodate these new modes

- Why he likes small companies and innovation, and why micromobility is well suited to this

- The challenges of electrifying other parts of the fleets.

- The links between UBI and micromobility


 2021-10-30  32m