NEWS Spin app goes live with bike and micromobility lane route optimisation

Ford’s micromobility firm Spin has revealed a new in-app feature for users that will optimise routes to include bike and micromobility lanes wherever possible.

The new feature is being rolled out as a pilot in over 50 U.S. markets and is designed to provide riders with safer and quicker route options to get to their desired destination…

According to a recent study from the National Association of Transportation Officials (NACTO), when micromobility is combined with a network of bike lanes, it helps make streets safer for people biking, walking, scooting, and rolling. Nearly 9-in-10 scooter riders in Hoboken, NJ said they would feel safer riding in the street if protected bike lanes were present and more than half of riders in Alexandria, Va. said they prefer to ride in bike lanes over trails, sidewalks, and streets.