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One Week to Go, Last Day to Save
Amazing new speakers, fascinating workshops, big name partners
I think it’s safe to say that March 3rd is going to be our best Curbivore yet. Besides the amazing new speakers above, we’ve got brilliant voices from Lyft, the Independent Hospitality Coalition, LADOT, California Transportation Commission, Kitchen United, Bloomberg, Uber, Automotus, Tranzito, Everee, Walmart, Hub International, and so many more.
You’ll be able to kick the tires on futuristic new vehicles from the likes of Motional, GEM, Pico, Nimbus, XOTO, Roll To, BIB, Alto, Plus, Cero and Brightdrop - while eating innovative culinary creations from Sweetfin, Z Falafel, Stellar Pizza, Mochinut, plus local taquerias and all the street flavors that make LA’s curbs so lively.
We also have workshops lead by amazing partners like the Open Mobility Foundation, CurbIQ and CityFi - but you better act fast, workshop registration ends this weekend.
Ticket Prices Jump at Midnight!
In fact, you better act fast because today’s your last day to save. After midnight, you can say goodbye to any sort of discounted registration - prices jump $400 in just a few hours!
HOT INDUSTRY NEWS & GOSSIP
The curbs by Curbivore: Our partners at CurbIQ just released a fascinating, interactive map documenting the real, live uses of the streets and curbs that surround our event site. Now you’ll have no excuse if you can’t find a bikeshare station!
New funding for delivery bots: With the VC market less frothy, PDD startups are looking for new ways to raise cash. Over at OttOmate, I chat with Serve’s Aduke Thelwell about their new equity crowdfunding campaign, and share some advice from when I helped a D2C ebike brand raise money via that method. Meanwhile, Kiwibot looks to asset-based financing + leasebacks to fuel growth.
Did someone say money? Looks like the juice was worth the squeeze, as Lime hits its first EBITDA profitable year. Not the easiest thing in the world of micromobility…
It’s getting hot out there… A new report from UCLA analyzes bus shelters across greater Los Angeles (paging Curbivore partner Tranzito) and finds shelters to be particularly lacking in hot and poor neighborhoods. It’s a worthwhile study on a topic this country falls short on all too often, but I do wish the authors were a bit more careful when addressing what’s the responsibility of the city versus the county versus a different, smaller city; what’s an area served by Metro versus another transit operator; etc. Meanwhile, another study proves that better pedestrian infrastructure is good for public health.
Be still my heart: Old movie palaces have been repurposed into a lot of creative second acts: churches, swap meets, live performing art centers… but this new project in Hollywood is the first one to be an alcohol-serving Taco Bell.
Hail to the chief: NYC announces a new “Public Spaces Czar,” Ya-Ting Liu. Keeping outdoor dining going, bus lanes flowing, and trash cans… stowing - sounds like a cake walk.
We’re keeping this one short, here’s the rest of the links: New report finds NYC, Boston, DC, Seattle, PDX, SF, Chicago and LA’s walkability drives economic prosperity - rest of country hopeless. DoorDash prez steps down. Bus cuts hurt Brits. Chick-fil-A opens break room for delivery drivers - but can you enter on Sundays? AVs probably won’t “improve” urban parking. Grubhub waives fees.
Beleaguered former shed owner sues NYC. Veo gives out helmets. Speak up to save bus lanes in Culver City.
See you, and the whole world of the curb, in one week!
- Jonah Bliss & The Curbivore Crew