This French startup is trying to avoid the mess of other mobility services.
Whether they take the form of scooters or bikes, pedestrian mobility programs have sprung up quickly around the globe, occasionally angering people and governments in cities that hadn’t asked for a rack of vehicles in the middle of their sidewalk. New French startup Zoov claims its approach to bike sharing “respects public roads” with smaller stations that can fit 20 bikes in the area of a single parking space and comfortable bikes that don’t need an external lock.
Zoov’s president is Eric Carreel, who co-founded Withings and recently purchased the wearable company back from Nokia. The bikes were designed by Elium Studios, responsible for many of Withings’ products, including the recent scales and watches.
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