This is the question that Superpedestrian asks in our first commercial — a short art film-style piece celebrating what binds us together. Watch it on YouTube.

Superpedestrian is excited to share the first commercial featuring LINK by Superpedestrian. The short art-style film, entitled “What links us?” is available today.

In this short film, we celebrate the moments that connect us — that link us — to family, friends and places, and the shared milestones in our collective experience.

Directed by Oli Brotherhood and produced by Victoria Mantua, the film also explores the role that shared mobility plays in our…

The climate is changing: Part 1

This is the first blog in a series on how Superpedestrian is addressing climate change, both to do our part to slow climate change and also to become resilient to its effects.

Meet Sam, a Superpedestrian Field Service Engineer

This is Sam. Sam is a field service engineer for Superpedestrian with a background in electro-mechanical design, energy and battery research, and clean mobility. He joined Superpedestrian to push forward a renewable energy future powered by electric mobility. Sam is a guy who’s very dedicated to this mission. How dedicated? …

Or, how Superpedestrian is taking its cues from South Park

This is the second in a series about Pedestrian Defense

A horror scene, indeed (Credit: South Park)

In the Halloween horror South Park episode “The Scoots,” a Fornite-infused parody of Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” e-scooters seemingly multiply like rabbits, swamp the town’s sidewalks, and bring out the worst in the town’s residents.

You don’t have to be from South Park to relate, and that’s a problem. Unsafe parking and riding are existential threats to micromobility, and we at Superpedestrian are committed to tackling these problems.

To date, the industry has failed to deliver a solution to these pervasive issues. Regular GPS isn’t accurate enough, computer vision is fragile…

Why micromobility’s future depends on protecting pedestrians
(and why those who cry, “but cars are worse!” are missing the point)

The summer of 2021 was supposed to be micromobility’s big breakout moment: cities coming back to life, streets teeming with people eager to stretch their legs, people hungry for al fresco dining destinations and open-air transportation options to get them there.

But recent headlines in Seattle and Milwaukee are telling a different story. Shared e-scooter operators still haven’t figured out how to keep scooters and scooter riders from intruding on and threatening the most vulnerable road users: pedestrians and people with disabilities.

These are not isolated stumbles. It’s even worse in Chicago, London, Paris and other cities where walking is…

Erica Starr, John Grove and their two children, Caleb, 6, and Sawyer, 1, were driving home on Saturday with party supplies to celebrate Caleb’s birthday when they were caught in severe weather that resulted in major flooding in Baltimore County.

Within minutes, inches of standing water turned into feet, and Erica and her family were stranded. “The water rose so fast, and then the engine stalled,” said Erica.

With water pouring in through the car’s doors, the family desperately tried to get their children to safety. Erica began climbing out with her baby, while John was helping Caleb out of…

June/July 2021

Luo, Hao, Zimo Zhang, Konstantina Gkritza, and Hua Cai. “Are shared electric scooters competing with buses? a case study in Indianapolis.” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 97 (2021): 102877.

  • This study shows that scooters in Indianapolis complement bus service more often than they detract from it — and they are particularly valuable in areas with low bus coverage. Authors suggest redistributing scooters to areas with lower density and transit coverage, which Superpedestrian can do with ease thanks to on-board tech.

Pils, Maximilian, et al. “Are E-Scooter Riders More Oblivious to Traffic Than Cyclists? A Real World Study Investigating…

A Toast to the Red Deers of the World

The bright lights of the big cities are a powerful attractive force. Indeed, we love serving Seattle, Rome, Madrid and other megalopolises. But where we see our LINK scooter fleets really making a difference is in Aprilia, Italy; Hartford, Connecticut; Red Deer, Canada and other small and medium-sized cities where good transportation options are often in shorter supply, and bus service tends to be infrequent. Of the 44 cities we currently serve, about half are medium-sized cities home to 100,000–500,000 people.

During COVID, it was these smaller cities where we saw the highest e-scooter usage, particularly among riders who were…

In celebration of Pride Month, we chatted with a few of our LGBTQIA+ colleagues about what Pride means to them.

Vidisha Agarwalla, Superpedestrian’s Communications Co-op, interviewed LGBTQIA+ colleagues to highlight their experiences, and discuss the importance of inclusivity in micromobility and beyond.

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Superpedestrian: Why do you feel it is important to do this interview?

Charles Metzler (Assistant Operations Manager, Jacksonville): In Operations, it’s primarily a white, straight, male tough guy environment, which can be intimidating if that’s not who you are… It’s important to do this interview for visibility. My hope is that as someone who is…

Superpedestrian is planting 1 tree for every ride on select LINK scooters

Over the past few months, Superpedestrian has expanded our global fleet of LINK scooters to over 30 cities, all while making major strides in sustainability. The most significant is undoubtedly our Climate Neutral Certification, which marks our commitment to measure and offset 100% of our carbon footprint.

We worked closely with the amazing team at Climate Neutral and received our official “certified” status this past Earth Day. But we won’t stop there!

This month, we launched our 1 RIDE 1 TREE initiative in cities across the United States. LINK will plant 1 tree for every ride on specially marked scooters…

The University of Tennessee’s Dr. Chris Cherry is a fixture in the micromobility world. He has published dozens of leading papers and seems to always find himself in the middle of the electric intersection of policy, engineering, and safety.

Dr. Chris Cherry, in situ

Just as he was gearing up for the release of a big safety study, Dr. Cherry sat down with The City Electric to share the study’s major findings and opine more broadly about why Vision Zero is still out of reach.

TCE: Let’s talk about your new study. What are the main findings? How do scooter crashes compare to bike crashes?

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