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Micromobility vehicles and shared micromobility technologies are deploying rapidly in many cities across the United States and internationally. Lacking a standard definition, micromobility can include any small, personal transportation technology that travels slower than 20 to 30 miles per hour, may be motorized, and is frequently operated on pedestrian- or bicycle-oriented infrastructure (often, bicycles, e-bikes, or e-scooters).

The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Synthesis 597: Micromobility Policies, Permits, and Practices documents policies, permits, and practices that state departments of transportation (DOTs) are engaged with in regard to micromobility.

Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Micromobility Policies, Permits, and Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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134 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-68760-7

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