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How to Build a News App with Svelte

About Svelte

Svelte makes use of a new approach to building users interfaces. Instead of doing the necessary work in the browser, Svelte shifts that work to a compile-time phase that happens on the development machine when you’re building your app.

In a nutshell, this is how Svelte works (as stated in the official blog):

Svelte runs at build time, converting your components into highly efficient imperative code that surgically updates the DOM. As a result, you’re able to write ambitious applications with excellent performance characteristics.

Svelte is faster than the most powerful frameworks (React, Vue and Angular) because it doesn’t use a virtual DOM and surgically updates only the parts that change.

We’ll be learning about the basic concepts like Svelte components and how to fetch and iterate over arrays of data. We’ll also learn how to initialize a Svelte project, run a local development server and build the final bundle.

Prerequisites

You need to have a few prerequisites, so you can follow this tutorial comfortably, such as:

  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (ES6+),
  • Node.js and npm installed on your development machine.

Node.js can be easily installed from the official website or you can also use NVM for easily installing and managing multiple versions of Node in your system.

We’ll be using a JSON API as a source of the news for our app, so you need to get an API key by simply creating an account for free and taking note of your API key.

Getting Started

Now, let’s start building our Daily Planet news application by using the degit tool for generating Svelte projects.

You can either install degit globally on your system or use the npx tool to execute it from npm. Open a new terminal and run the following command:

npx degit sveltejs/template dailyplanetnews

Next, navigate inside your project’s folder and run the development server using the following commands:

cd dailyplanetnews
npm run dev

Your dev server will be listening from the http://localhost:5000 address. If you do any changes, they’ll be rebuilt and live-reloaded into your running app.

Open the main.js file of your project, and you should find the following code:

import App from './App.svelte';

const app = new App({
    target: document.body,
    props: {
        name: 'world'
    }
});

export default app;

This is where the Svelte app is bootstrapped by creating and exporting an instance of the root component, conventionally called App. The component takes an object with a target and props attributes.

The target contains the DOM element where the component will be mounted, and props contains the properties that we want to pass to the App component. In this case, it’s just a name with the world value.

Open the App.svelte file, and you should find the following code:

<script>
    export let name;
</script>

<style>
    h1 {
        color: purple;
    }
</style>

<h1>Hello {name}!</h1>

This is the root component of our application. All the other components will be children of App.

Components in Svelte use the .svelte extension for source files, which contain all the JavaScript, styles and markup for a component.

The export let name; syntax creates a component prop called name. We use variable interpolation—{...}—to display the value passed via the name prop.

You can simply use plain old JavaScript, CSS, and HTML that you are familiar with to create Svelte components. Svelte also adds some template syntax to HTML for variable interpolation and looping through lists of data, etc.

Since this is a small app, we can simply implement the required functionality in the App component.

In the <script> tag, import the onMount() method from “svelte” and define the API_KEY, articles, and URL variables which will hold the news API key, the fetched news articles and the endpoint that provides data:

<script>
    export let name;

    import { onMount } from "svelte";

    const API_KEY = "<YOUR_API_KEY_HERE>";
    const URL = `https://newsapi.org/v2/everything?q=comics&sortBy=publishedAt&apiKey=${API_KEY}`;
    let articles = [];

</script>

onMount is a lifecycle method. Here’s what the official tutorial says about that:

Every component has a lifecycle that starts when it is created and ends when it is destroyed. There are a handful of functions that allow you to run code at key moments during that lifecycle. The one you’ll use most frequently is onMount, which runs after the component is first rendered to the DOM.

Next, let’s use the fetch API to fetch data from the news endpoint and store the articles in the articles variable when the component is mounted in the DOM:

<script>
    // [...]

    onMount(async function() {
        const response = await fetch(URL);
        const json = await response.json();
        articles = json["articles"];
    });
</script>    

Since the fetch() method returns a JavaScript Promise, we can use the async/await syntax to make the code look synchronous and eliminate callbacks.

Next, let’s add the following HTML markup to create the UI of our application and display the news data:

<h1>
    <img src="https://dailyplanetdc.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/cropped-daily-planet-logo.jpg?w=656&h=146" />
    <p class="about">
            The Daily Planet is where heroes are born and the story continues. We are proud to report on the planet, daily.
    </p>
</h1>

<div class="container">

        {#each articles as article}
            <div class="card">
                <img src="{article.urlToImage}">
                <div class="card-body">
                    <h3>{article.title}</h3>
                    <p> {article.description} </p>
                    <a href="{article.url}">Read story</a>
                </div>
            </div>
        {/each}

</div>

We use the each block to loop over the news articles and we display the title, description, url and urlToImage of each article.

The daily planet logo and the headline are borrowed from this nonprofit news organization that’s inspired by DC Comics.

We’ll make use of Kalam, a handwritten font available from Google fonts, so open the public/index.html file and add the following tag:

<link  href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Kalam"  rel="stylesheet">

Next, go back to the App.svelte file and add the following styles:

<style>
h1 {
    color: purple;
    font-family: 'kalam';
}

.container {
    display: grid;
    grid-template-columns: repeat(auto-fill, minmax(305px, 1fr));
    grid-gap: 15px;
}

.container > .card img {
    max-width: 100%;
}
</style>

This is a screenshot of our daily news app:

A screenshot of our daily news app

Building for Production

After developing your application, you can create the production bundles by running the build command in your terminal:

npm run build

The command will produce a minified and production-ready bundle that you can host on your preferred hosting server.

Let’s now host the application using ZEIT Now.

ZEIT Now is a cloud platform for websites and serverless functions that you can use to deploy your projects to a .now.sh or personal domain.

Go back to your terminal and run the following command to install Now CLI:

npm  install -g now

Next, navigate to the public folder and run the now command:

cd public
now

That’s it! Your application will be deployed to the cloud. In our case, it’s available from public-kyqab3g5j.now.sh.

You can find the source code of this application from this GitHub repository.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we built a simple news app using Svelte. We also saw what Svelte is and how to create a Svelte project using the degit tool from npm.

You can refer to the official docs for a detailed tutorial to learn about every Svelte feature.

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Best Electric Bikes and Scooters for Rental Business or Campus Facility

The electric scooter revolution has caught on super-fast taking many cities across the globe by storm. eScooters, a renovated version of old-school scooters now turned into electric vehicles are an environmentally friendly solution to current on-demand commute problems. They work on engines, like cars, enabling short traveling distances without hassle. The result is that these groundbreaking electric machines can now provide faster transport for less — cheaper than Uber and faster than Metro.

Since they are durable, fast, easy to operate and maintain, and are more convenient to park compared to four-wheelers, the eScooters trend has and continues to spike interest as a promising growth area. Several companies and universities are increasingly setting up shop to provide eScooter services realizing a would-be profitable business model and a ready customer base that is university students or residents in need of faster and cheap travel going about their business in school, town, and other surrounding areas.

Electric Scooters Trends and Statistics

In many countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, China, Japan, India, Brazil and Mexico and more, a growing number of eScooter users both locals and tourists can now be seen effortlessly passing lines of drivers stuck in the endless and unmoving traffic.

A recent report by McKinsey revealed that the E-Scooter industry will be worth― $200 billion to $300 billion in the United States, $100 billion to $150 billion in Europe, and $30 billion to $50 billion in China in 2030. The e-Scooter revenue model will also spike and is projected to rise by more than 20% amounting to approximately $5 billion.

And, with a necessity to move people away from high carbon prints, traffic and congestion issues brought about by car-centric transport systems in cities, more and more city planners are developing more bike/scooter lanes and adopting zero-emission plans. This is the force behind the booming electric scooter market and the numbers will only go higher and higher.

Companies that have taken advantage of the growing eScooter trend develop an appthat allows them to provide efficient eScooter services. Such an app enables them to be able to locate bike pick-up and drop points through fully integrated google maps.

List of Best Electric Bikes for Rental Business or Campus Facility 2020:

It’s clear that e scooters will increasingly become more common and the e-scooter business model will continue to grab the attention of manufacturers, investors, entrepreneurs. All this should go ahead with a quest to know what are some of the best electric bikes in the market especially for anyone who would want to get started in the electric bikes/scooters rental business.

We have done a comprehensive list of the best electric bikes! Each bike has been reviewed in depth and includes a full list of specs and a photo.

Billy eBike

mobile-best-electric-bikes-scooters https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enkicycles/billy-were-redefining-joyrides

To start us off is the Billy eBike, a powerful go-anywhere urban electric bike that’s specially designed to offer an exciting ride like no other whether you want to ride to the grocery store, cafe, work or school. The Billy eBike comes in 4 color options – Billy Blue, Polished aluminium, Artic white, and Stealth black.

Price: $2490

Available countries

Available in the USA, Europe, Asia, South Africa and Australia.This item ships from the USA. Buyers are therefore responsible for any taxes and/or customs duties incurred once it arrives in your country.

Features

  • Control – Ride with confidence with our ultra-wide BMX bars and a hyper-responsive twist throttle.
  • Stealth- Ride like a ninja with our Gates carbon drive that’s as smooth as butter and maintenance-free.
  • Drive – Ride further with our high torque fat bike motor, giving a better climbing performance.
  • Accelerate – Ride quicker with our 20-inch lightweight cutout rims for improved acceleration.
  • Customize – Ride your own way with 5 levels of power control. Each level determines power and speed.
  • Flickable – Ride harder with our BMX /MotoX inspired geometry and lightweight aluminum package

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
  • Range per charge: 41 miles (66 km)
  • Maximum Power: 500W
  • Motor type: Fat Bike Motor: Bafang RM G060.500.DC
  • Load capacity: 300lbs (136kg)
  • Battery type: 13.6Ah Samsung lithium-ion,
  • Battery capacity: On/off-bike charging available
  • Weight: w/o batt. 48.5lbs (22kg), w/ batt. 54lbs (24.5kg)
  • Front Suspension: Fully adjustable air shock, preload/compression damping /lockout
  • Rear Suspension: spring, preload adjustment
  • Built-in GPS

Why Should You Buy This?

  • Riding fun and excitement
  • Better climbing ability and faster acceleration.
  • Ride with confidence
  • Billy folds for convenient storage and transportation.
  • Shorty levers connect to disc brakes ensuring you stop on a dime
  • belt drives are maintenance-free and clean (no oil or lubrication needed)

**Who Should Ride Billy? **

Both new and experienced riders

**Where to Buy? **Local distributors or ships from the USA.

Genze 200 series e-Bike

genze-best-electric-bikes-scooters https://www.genze.com/fleet/

Featuring a sleek and lightweight aluminum frame design, the 200-Series ebike takes your riding experience to greater heights. Available in both black and white this ebike comes with a connected app, which allows you to plan activities, map distances and routes while also allowing connections with fellow riders.

Price: $2099.00

Available countries

The Genze 200 series e-Bike is available at GenZe retail locations across the U.S or online via GenZe.com website. Customers from outside the US can ship the product while incurring the relevant charges.

Features

  • 2 Frame Options
  • 2 Sizes
  • Integrated/Removable Battery
  • Throttle and Pedal Assist Ride Modes
  • Integrated LCD Display
  • Connected App
  • 24 month warranty
  • GPS navigation
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: 20 mph with throttle
  • Range per charge: 15-18 miles w/ throttle and 30-50 miles w/ pedal assist
  • Charging time: 3.5 hours
  • Motor type: Brushless Rear Hub Motor
  • Gears: Microshift Thumb Shifter
  • Battery type: Removable Samsung 36V, 9.6AH Li-Ion battery pack
  • Battery capacity: 36V and 350 Wh
  • Weight: 46 pounds
  • Derailleur: 8-speed Shimano
  • Brakes: Dual classic
  • Wheels: 26 x 20 inches
  • Frame: 16, and 18 inches
  • Operating Mode: Analog mode 5 levels of Pedal Assist Thrott­le Mode

Norco from eBikestore

norco-best-electric-bikes-scooters https://ebikestore.com/shop/norco-vlt-s2/

The Norco VLT S2 is a front suspension e-Bike with solid components alongside the reliable Bosch Performance Line Power systems that offer precise pedal assistance during any riding situation.

Price: $2,699.00

Available countries

This item is available via the various Norco bikes international distributors.

Features

  • VLT aluminum frame- for stiffness and wheel security.
  • Bosch e-bike system – for their reliability and performance.
  • E-bike components – for added durability.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes – offer riders more stopping power for safety and control at higher speeds.
  • Practical design features – to add convenience and versatility.

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: KMC X9 9spd
  • Motor type: Bosch Active Line
  • Gears: Shimano Altus RD-M2000, SGS, 9 Speed
  • Battery type: Power Pack 400
  • Battery capacity: 396Wh
  • Suspension: SR Suntour suspension fork
  • Frame: Norco VLT, Aluminum, 12x142mm TA Dropouts

Bodo EV

bodo-best-electric-bikes-scootershttp://www.bodoevs.com/bodoev/products_show.asp?product_id=13

Manufactured by Bodo Vehicle Group Limited, the Bodo EV is specially designed for strong power and extraordinary long service to facilitate super amazing rides. The Bodo Vehicle Company is a striking top in electric vehicles brand field in China and across the globe. Their Bodo EV will no doubt provide your riders with high-level riding satisfaction owing to its high-quality design, strength, breaking stability and speed.

Price: $799

Available countries

This item ships from China with buyers bearing the shipping costs and other variables prior to delivery.

Features

  • Reliable
  • Environment friendly
  • Comfortable riding
  • Fashionable
  • Economical
  • Durable – long service life
  • Braking stability
  • LED lighting technology

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: 45km/h
  • Range per charge: 50km per person
  • Charging time: 8 hours
  • Maximum Power: 3000W
  • Motor type: Brushless DC Motor
  • Load capacity: 100kg
  • Battery type: Lead-acid battery
  • Battery capacity: 60V 20AH
  • Weight: w/o battery 47kg

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Apps For Short News – The Trend Is About To Arrive

Short news apps are the future, and if they will play a defining role in changing the way consumers consume their content and how the news presenters write their report.

If you want to build an app for short news then you can check out some professional app development companies for your app project As we head into the times where mobile applications and smartphones will be used for anything and everything, the short news applications will allow the reader to choose from various options and read what they want to read.

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How long does it take to develop/build an app?

With more of us using smartphones, the popularity of mobile applications has exploded. In the digital era, the number of people looking for products and services online is growing rapidly. Smartphone owners look for mobile applications that give them quick access to companies’ products and services. As a result, mobile apps provide customers with a lot of benefits in just one device.

Likewise, companies use mobile apps to increase customer loyalty and improve their services. Mobile Developers are in high demand as companies use apps not only to create brand awareness but also to gather information. For that reason, mobile apps are used as tools to collect valuable data from customers to help companies improve their offer.

There are many types of mobile applications, each with its own advantages. For example, native apps perform better, while web apps don’t need to be customized for the platform or operating system (OS). Likewise, hybrid apps provide users with comfortable user experience. However, you may be wondering how long it takes to develop an app.

To give you an idea of how long the app development process takes, here’s a short guide.

App Idea & Research

app-idea-research

_Average time spent: two to five weeks _

This is the initial stage and a crucial step in setting the project in the right direction. In this stage, you brainstorm ideas and select the best one. Apart from that, you’ll need to do some research to see if your idea is viable. Remember that coming up with an idea is easy; the hard part is to make it a reality.

All your ideas may seem viable, but you still have to run some tests to keep it as real as possible. For that reason, when Web Developers are building a web app, they analyze the available ideas to see which one is the best match for the targeted audience.

Targeting the right audience is crucial when you are developing an app. It saves time when shaping the app in the right direction as you have a clear set of objectives. Likewise, analyzing how the app affects the market is essential. During the research process, App Developers must gather information about potential competitors and threats. This helps the app owners develop strategies to tackle difficulties that come up after the launch.

The research process can take several weeks, but it determines how successful your app can be. For that reason, you must take your time to know all the weaknesses and strengths of the competitors, possible app strategies, and targeted audience.

The outcomes of this stage are app prototypes and the minimum feasible product.

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How much does it cost to make a mobile application like newspaper App?

The newspaper sales have gone down ever since the media decided to have their news mobile apps. To be precise, a 7% drop in sales in 2015, and the percentage is predicted to be even more in the present. According to a survey, an average user spends 2 hours on phone to check news updates.

Mobile phones have been around for a while now but mobile apps have taken over the human lifestyle. In America, only 2% of the population said they read printed newspapers and find it useful. The majority of the population either don’t read the news more often or read it on a digital platform.

In India, the readership of print media has decreased as per May 2017 reports from the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC). The same is the case with countries such as the UK, Germany, etc.

The stats above show the readership of some popular news channels such as Buzzfeed, CNN, Fox News, etc. All these stats prove how fast the newspaper mobile apps are becoming a choice over the print media. However, for some news channels, the cost of news app development is often a matter of concern.

The ROI From News Apps

Whether you are going to make your news app or get it developed by news app builder, you have to know the benefits you will get from the news app. It does not matter how much money you have put in the news app development as long as it gives a good return on the investment.

Subscription

Just like you have a subscription for your printed newspaper, you can apply the same method to deliver quality content to users in exchange for a fee. News apps like NYTimes have this method where they offer a certain number of free articles to readers and if they wish to read more than that, they have to get a subscription.

Advertisement

Businesses have spent more than $100 billion on mobile advertisements. For any news company having a mobile app, this becomes a great source of income. Having personalized ads for businesses will get you started. It will also be a good option to choose the ads as per the reader’s interests to increase the possibility of viewing the ad.

Campaign for Sponsors

Running a personalized campaign for sponsors on your news mobile app is another way of revenue. Tickets to shows or events can be sold on the app. This can also be done for a specific location or a particular group of people having similar interests.

More reach and readership

It is sort of a given that with mobile apps the reach will increase. However, with the reach, the readership will also increase. Countries like Sweden, South Korea, and Spain have larger news app users. The format in which the content is displayed on apps is so much more appealing than that on the print media. The use of GIFs and high-quality images increases the chance of readership.

So, now you know the ROI from a news app. Let’s move on to further sections of news app development and the involved cost in newspaper app development.

Which is a better choice, Android, or iOS?

This is the most common yet the most crucial question when it comes to news app development. The debate between Android and iOS is ongoing ever since both of these became the top platforms in the development world. When it comes to the security of the app, iOS has been a more secure platform in 2018. But Android has a larger audience so if you are going for news app development for the first time and want to get more audience immediately then Android is a choice.

There is also an option to go for a cross-platform news app development which will expose you to a larger audience. Cross-platform app development will not only reduce the cost of developing a news app as compare to news app development cost for two separate apps but also decrease the time of newspaper app development.

But if you wish to go for one platform only, a newspaper app for iOS will be cheaper as compared to Android news app development. If you are wondering how to make a news app for the iPhone, then you can contact our team for any assistance.

Since we are talking about news mobile app development, the location plays a key role. Locals are likely to be more interested in your app than far-off readers. Choosing the platform that most of your local readers are on is the best choice. To make things more simple, just go for a platform that is the most popular among your readers.

What Features Should Be Included in News App Development?

Assuming that you are a first-timer while getting a news app developed, we shall discuss what features contribute to making a successful newspaper app. If you are planning to build the app yourself, this 76 point checklist for app development will answer all your ‘how to develop news app’ questions.

Before we head on to news app development cost, let us see the features a news app must have:

Login or Registration

This feature is very important. The users must be able to create a profile by logging in through their email address or their mobile number. Users should also be allowed to log in using any of their social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Allowing these social media accounts to link with your app is a wise choice as the users can easily share any news on such socials.

User Profile

A user profile needs to be filled by the users that will include data relevant to you. When a user has a profile it becomes easier to suggest content according to their interests and past search results. These profiles can also be used to create engagement on any of the news content, eventually increasing the reach.

Filter Search Option

This feature is seen on many apps and has been loved by users. Having a filter in the search bar allows users to search specific news as well as lets you know what kind of content your readers are looking for. A search can be filtered according to location, keyword, date, or latest trending news.

Push notifications

As per the graph above, 6 out of 10 people like to read the news on their mobile phones. So, to keep your readers up to date about when news a posted or what’s the latest news update, push notification can be used. This feature sends a notification to the mobile devices of the readers, letting them know what’s up in a fraction of a second. This feature is also said to be one of the marketing tools as it helps in user retention.

Filter the Feed

Filtering helps in what the users want to see and do not want to see. Usually, this is done by having a ‘Don’t show this to me’ option on every news post. The more optimized feed a user will have, the more time they will spend on the app.

Offline Reading Option

Most users prefer saving an interesting piece of content for later and for the same offline reading option should be used. This feature allows users to save content to read in an offline mode. This feature helps when there is no internet or the internet connection is slow.

All Types of Media

Words are not enough to make a piece of content interesting and that’s when images, videos, and audios come into the picture. The app should support all types of media including GIFs, PDFs, Slides, etc. This gives more flexibility to deliver the right message and express properly.

Like, Comment and Share

This is the most common feature in any social media app and should not be eliminated in a news app. The option to engage and the ability to share a piece of news makes the whole user experience a fun one. The share option should also allow sharing on other socials like Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

These were some of the features that a news app must include. Now we come to the most awaited section of the article and that is the cost of developing a news-based mobile application.

How Much Does It Cost to Build A Newspaper Application?

News app development cost depends on certain factors. These factors are:

  • A choice between Android and iOS
  • Development type: Native or Hybrid
  • Number of features added
  • Hiring a development company or a freelancer
  • Outsourcing or in-house news app development

These points affect the news app development cost. However, the general MVP cost estimate for a news app ranges between $18,000 to $20,000 for a basic app.

If you wish to add any additional features, the cost may rise. A high-end news app allowing more user action costs around $35,000 to $45,000.

This is not as scary as it sounds because the better the app, the more the ROI on the app.

However, if you know how to develop a news app for Android or iOS then you shall only pay for the tools you will be using. Some app development cost calculators can give an estimate of the development cost.

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Carmen  Grimes

Carmen Grimes

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How to start an electric scooter facility/fleet in a university campus/IT park

Are you leading an organization that has a large campus, e.g., a large university? You are probably thinking of introducing an electric scooter/bicycle fleet on the campus, and why wouldn’t you?

Introducing micro-mobility in your campus with the help of such a fleet would help the people on the campus significantly. People would save money since they don’t need to use a car for a short distance. Your campus will see a drastic reduction in congestion, moreover, its carbon footprint will reduce.

Micro-mobility is relatively new though and you would need help. You would need to select an appropriate fleet of vehicles. The people on your campus would need to find electric scooters or electric bikes for commuting, and you need to provide a solution for this.

To be more specific, you need a short-term electric bike rental app. With such an app, you will be able to easily offer micro-mobility to the people on the campus. We at Devathon have built Autorent exactly for this.

What does Autorent do and how can it help you? How does it enable you to introduce micro-mobility on your campus? We explain these in this article, however, we will touch upon a few basics first.

Micro-mobility: What it is

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You are probably thinking about micro-mobility relatively recently, aren’t you? A few relevant insights about it could help you to better appreciate its importance.

Micro-mobility is a new trend in transportation, and it uses vehicles that are considerably smaller than cars. Electric scooters (e-scooters) and electric bikes (e-bikes) are the most popular forms of micro-mobility, however, there are also e-unicycles and e-skateboards.

You might have already seen e-scooters, which are kick scooters that come with a motor. Thanks to its motor, an e-scooter can achieve a speed of up to 20 km/h. On the other hand, e-bikes are popular in China and Japan, and they come with a motor, and you can reach a speed of 40 km/h.

You obviously can’t use these vehicles for very long commutes, however, what if you need to travel a short distance? Even if you have a reasonable public transport facility in the city, it might not cover the route you need to take. Take the example of a large university campus. Such a campus is often at a considerable distance from the central business district of the city where it’s located. While public transport facilities may serve the central business district, they wouldn’t serve this large campus. Currently, many people drive their cars even for short distances.

As you know, that brings its own set of challenges. Vehicular traffic adds significantly to pollution, moreover, finding a parking spot can be hard in crowded urban districts.

Well, you can reduce your carbon footprint if you use an electric car. However, electric cars are still new, and many countries are still building the necessary infrastructure for them. Your large campus might not have the necessary infrastructure for them either. Presently, electric cars don’t represent a viable option in most geographies.

As a result, you need to buy and maintain a car even if your commute is short. In addition to dealing with parking problems, you need to spend significantly on your car.

All of these factors have combined to make people sit up and think seriously about cars. Many people are now seriously considering whether a car is really the best option even if they have to commute only a short distance.

This is where micro-mobility enters the picture. When you commute a short distance regularly, e-scooters or e-bikes are viable options. You limit your carbon footprints and you cut costs!

Businesses have seen this shift in thinking, and e-scooter companies like Lime and Bird have entered this field in a big way. They let you rent e-scooters by the minute. On the other hand, start-ups like Jump and Lyft have entered the e-bike market.

Think of your campus now! The people there might need to travel short distances within the campus, and e-scooters can really help them.

How micro-mobility can benefit you

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What advantages can you get from micro-mobility? Let’s take a deeper look into this question.

Micro-mobility can offer several advantages to the people on your campus, e.g.:

  • Affordability: Shared e-scooters are cheaper than other mass transportation options. Remember that the people on your campus will use them on a shared basis, and they will pay for their short commutes only. Well, depending on your operating model, you might even let them use shared e-scooters or e-bikes for free!
  • Convenience: Users don’t need to worry about finding parking spots for shared e-scooters since these are small. They can easily travel from point A to point B on your campus with the help of these e-scooters.
  • Environmentally sustainable: Shared e-scooters reduce the carbon footprint, moreover, they decongest the roads. Statistics from the pilot programs in cities like Portland and Denver showimpressive gains around this key aspect.
  • Safety: This one’s obvious, isn’t it? When people on your campus use small e-scooters or e-bikes instead of cars, the problem of overspeeding will disappear. you will see fewer accidents.

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