Thursday, January 24, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. CST
Kansas City, MO, United States
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Electric scooters are remaking mass transit, blazing new paths for commuters, and challenging cities’ infrastructure. The introduction of motorized scooter companies, such as Bird and Lime, in Kansas City has posed many questions for city officials and planners. This new technology in Kansas City’s transportation network has raised questions about safety, street space allocation, and what it means for Kansas City streets to be multi-modal.
This event will feature speakers from Bird and Lime as well as a representative from the City of Kansas City, Missouri to discuss the implications for planners and the cities we call home. The discussion will also include a new pilot program for “dockless shared active transportation companies” that was recently initiated by the City.
Participants in this event will come to understand:
(1) how this new mode fits into the transportation network in Kansas City,
(2) the City’s role in the safety and function of scooters,
(3) how new technology could shape the future of transportation, and
(4) the vision for transportation in Kansas City.
Deanne Winkelmann AICP, firstname.lastname@example.org