Transportation for America releases micromobility policy guide

To help cities grapple with the unexpectedly rapid influx of new micromobility services, Transportation for America has released a “playbook” with policy options around licensing, maintenance and equity, among other topics. The guide was produced with officials from 23 cities participating in the group’s Smart Cities Collaborative.

Among other policy options, the playbook explores how cities can permit and license new micromobility options, including the right to deny and appeal. Notably, the guide recommends that cities should “require all companies to indemnify the city from legal liabilities” related to loss or damage to persons or property from using dockless options on public space.