New Shared E-Scooters and E-Bikes Come to Knoxville, TN, 2022
5 minutes Date Launched: Aug 1, 2022 Dates given are approximate.
Credit: Advier Mobiliseert from the Noun Project
Knoxville’s Shared Dockless Scooter Program is expanding significantly. Until now, Superpedestrian provided up to 500 LINK-branded electric scooters around the city and the University of Tennessee. Now, the City of Knoxville is also partnering with Bird and allowing both shared e-scooters and e-bikes to operate. Specifically, Bird and LINK will each be allowed to provide up to 300 e-scooters and at least 50 e-bikes to Knoxville residents and visitors. This new program can result in more micromobility vehicles available to users. The City of Knoxville is also working on expanding micromobility parking by converting some on-street parking spaces into corrals where customers can park bikes and e-scooters.
Knoxville’s micromobility expansion indicates its popularity. With a new vendor and a new mode available, users will have more transportation choices in navigating Knoxville. By 2050, the City of Knoxville is looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% of 2005 levels. Expanding electric and shared mobility choices can help the city to reach its goals.