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From E-Scooters To Bikes, A New Georgia State Lab Focuses On Micromobility

A women drives an electric scooter in Berlin, Germany. A new research lab at Georgia State University will focus on studying the "micromobility revolution" in cities around the world, including Atlanta.
A women drives an electric scooter in Berlin, Germany. A new research lab at Georgia State University will focus on studying the "micromobility revolution" in cities around the world, including Atlanta.
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Micromobility has become something of a buzzword in the transit world in recent years.

From bikes to scooters, alternative forms of transportation have become increasingly more common.

A new research lab at Georgia State University will focus on studying the “micromobility revolution” in cities around the world, including Atlanta.

On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Chris Wyczalkowski, the manager of research and analysis at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and affiliate faculty with the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University along with Deidre Oakley, a professor of Sociology and an affiliated faculty member of the Urban Studies Institute, joined host Rose Scott for a future of transit.

Guest:

  • Chris Wyczalkowski, manager of research and analysis for MARTA and affiliate faculty with the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University.
  • Professor Deidre Oakley, a professor of sociology and an affiliated faculty member of the Urban Studies Institute.

To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.