Given social distancing measures in place due to the Coronavirus crisis, people are turning to bicycles and scooters instead of crowded trains and buses.
While most cities have deemed micromobility an essential business, Miami has banned all shared bikes and scooters.
Nationwide, vendors have been working with local governments to tailor their response and have taken steps to increase the frequency of sanitation, as well as adapting their service boundaries to be centered around the areas with the most urgent transportation needs, such as medical centers.
Vendors have also been offering free or discounted service to essential workers.
- Lyft is offering free e-scooter and bike-share rides to healthcare workers, first responders and public transit employees in Chicago, New York, Boston, Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Monica, and Washington, DC
- Revel is offering free rides to healthcare workers in New York, Oakland, Washington, D.C., and Austin
- Gruv is offering free rides to first responders, healthcare and grocery store workers in San Jose and Oakland
- Spin is offering free rides to first responders, healthcare and grocery store workers in Baltimore, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington D.C
- Bird is offering free rides to healthcare and emergency workers in Santa Monica and Culver City, and is looking to work with other local governments
- Jump/Uber Is offering free rides to healthcare workers
We are acutely aware of how challenging it can be to navigate an unprecedented crisis. With decreased bus and train service, reversing the ban on micromobility gives essential workers options that allow them to get to work safely.