University of Michigan Gateway Ford School

Electric Scooters and Micro-Mobility in Michigan

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March 2019

Perry Holmes


This paper examines the emerging international trend of dockless electric scooters and evaluates how Michigan’s state and local policymakers can best respond. While there are important public safety and other concerns that must be addressed with regulation, the scooters are a promising last-mile mobility option. Communities should aim to address these concerns while allowing the scooter companies to operate safely and optimize their services.

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