Austin Explores New Micromobility Options

Austin and its better biking leaders are exploring safer, more accessible and comfortable ways to get around the city on shared micromobility options.

The City of Austin will use findings of an ongoing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study to inform future micromobility regulations, as well as help educate riders, vendors and City transportation and enforcement partners. Crash speeds and common environments of crashes are among the expected findings, which are set to arrive March of this year.

Also in Austin, Bike Share of Austin, the operator of Austin B-cycle, is expanding its services with a new e-scooter model. Different than a kick scooter, this sit-down option arrives February 1 and is a partnership with OjO Electric Scooter Rideshare, NABSA’s first new scooter-only member since the announcement of our inclusion of scooters into the scope of the organization.