Dockless Scooters: Love ‘em or hate ‘em…… let’s talk

APA Colorado Chapter

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Friday, April 19, 2019
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. MDT

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Overview

It has been nearly eight months since dockless mobility vehicles (electric scooters) have hit the streets in Denver and nearly two years since they dropped in North America. This transportation trend is disrupting systems all over the world in ways not seen since the invention of the automobile. In June of 2018, 200 scooters appeared out of thin air, and the debate began. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, this micromobility trend may be here to stay! This session will travel through their short, but storied history to explain the State of scooters across the nation and Denver. Additionally, we will explore the perceptions vs. the reality revealed by data from Denver’s Pilot Program. What do you think?

Learning Objectives:

1. History of dockless mobility in USA.

2. Preliminary results of Denver’s Pilot Program.

3. How to use data to tell a story.

Speakers

Nicholas Williams

Confirmed Speaker

Nicholas Williams is the Deputy Chief of Staff at Denver Public Works, where he coordinates policy and other special initiatives. Prior to joining Denver Public works in May 2018, he spent 10 years with the Houston-Galveston Area Council, the regional transportation planning agency for the Houston, TX area. Nicholas earned ... Read More

Josh Mehlem

Confirmed Speaker

Colorado. Josh has a strong understanding of the complexities associated with implementing non‐motorized transportation projects. In his 15 years of experience, he has managed over 50 projects that focus on network connectivity for bicycles and pedestrians. As a LEED Accredited Professional, he integrates sustainable ideas and complete streets practices ... Read More

Jessica Hernandez, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

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Contact Info

Shelia Booth, sbooth@apacolorado.org