Electric kick scooters and other micromobility vehicles are an emerging transportation mode that helps solve the first and last kilometer of regional trips by transit. Discover how these vehicles can reshape transportation and what your community needs to do to prepare for them.
Thomas Thivener has had a major influence on active transportation in the US and Canada. From 2012 to 2019 he was the Cycling Coordinator and Active Transportation Projects Leader for the City of Calgary. He led many ambitious projects including implementation of the cycle track network pilot and several Complete Street retrofits. He also oversaw the development of Calgary’s dockless mobility pilot which included E-bikes and electric kick scooters. In 2020, he organized a three-part series on Micromobility and New Mobility at the 2020 TAC Conference. He has a Masters of Science in Planning from the University of Arizona. He is the Active Transportation & Regional Lead for WATT Consulting Group’s Vancouver office.
Nathan Carswell is a dedicated and passionate transportation engineer. Until last year he worked for the City of Calgary for more than a decade as project manager of complete streets projects, and was in charge of planning traffic calming improvements. Most recently he developed the dockless mobility pilot which included e-bikes and e-scooters. Nathan is a contributor to an upcoming ITE guide on micromobility readiness. Now the Regional Lead for WATT Consulting Group’s Okanagan office, he continues to help communities in BC on preparing for Micromobility, planning for active transportation, and transit projects, so they are better able to offer different options on moving their residents and visitors more efficiently.