The paper this week focuses on the use of rental E-scooters as a new form of sustainable transport.
This is particularly relevant as governments across the world aim to take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic by permanantly reducing private car use. Coventry (location of Warwick University) was chosen as an initial trial city for E-scooters in the UK, however interestingly safety concerns halted the trial almost immediately (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-54164922). This paper highlights plausible benefits but also the risks involved.
We hope this article helps you form your own opinion which you can voice in answers to the questions we set. Remember there is no wrong answer, simply support your opinions with evidence.
Looking forward to hearing your responses!
Journal Club :)