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Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, Berta Caceres Room, Floor 10, 320 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017
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Small Wheel Appeal-Scaling Micromobility

People-scaled transport, planet-scaled solutions. E-bikes, e-scooters, and other person-sized shared micromobility offer emissions reductions, better access to transit, more efficient use of space, and better air quality for cities.

This Climate Week NYC event will highlight pathways to maximize these benefits--changing the playing field and lowering barriers to access low carbon-intensive transport modes.

Well-managed shared micromobility is a new lever cities can pull to catalyze meaningful change in their transportation networks, filling gaps and enabling more people to choose walking, cycling, and public transit for more trips. Single-occupancy car trips will need to decline rapidly to achieve meaningful emissions reductions, and shared micromobility offers a convenient, efficient alternative, already replacing more than one-third of users' car trips in some cities.

In pursuit of these benefits, city representatives and practitioners will discuss how they are re-envisioning their streets toward a better balance between the opportunities micromobility offers and potential challenges like injuries, inequitable access, and charging.

This event is part of the Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change program of Climate Week NYC.