How can micromobility be redesigned to increase accessibility?
Micromobility often can only be used to travel short distances. 
The further the distance travelable, the more expensive the micromobility tends to be.
Multi-modal transportation can increase range while keeping costs low.
“Data from a Portland Bureau of Transportation survey of e-scooter riders suggests that riders are more likely to be young, male and single and that, while residents from predominantly black and underserved communities stated positive perceptions of e-scooters, far fewer have ever ridden one... Multimodal trips are of particular importance for underserved households.”
Cities Need To Rethink Micromobility To Ensure It Works For All, Tonar and Talton
Why isn’t ride-share the perfect solution?
Not reliable or accountable enough
Lower personal responsibility leads to broken, mistreated equipment
Often requires a smartphone or bank account
Design a way to streamline the interaction between public transportation, e-scooter, and passenger.
The final design should be easy to implement, simple to use, easily cleanable, and disassemblable for recycle.

Kat, 36
Kat commutes from Mount Vernon to Bellingham for her job via electric scooter and city bus. 
Kat carries a backpack with her laptop, food and water, and personal items with her. She sometimes stops to pick up groceries on her way home, but she hates having to haul bulky bags in addition to her scooter while on the bus. If the bus is crowded, which it often is, she feels like her scooter is in others’ way.
Pain Points
Inspiration Board
Hanging from the deck is most secure given center of gravity, and, as opposed to clamping, allows for a simple interaction with greater customizability in size and shape. Deck hanging also allows for skateboard compatibility.
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