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Colombian CosmicGo wants to reshape mobility amid rising urban transportation concerns

Partnerships with companies such as Spanish firm Glovo are leveraging the operations of CosmicGo, a startup gambling on shared mobility

Colombian CosmicGo wants to reshape mobility amid rising urban transportation concerns
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With cities resuming activities and social distancing measures ensconced as the new normal, the Covid-19 pandemic has challenged concepts of mobility. As such, public transportation has been transformed from an urbanization solution to a pain point for city governments. “All of a sudden, an industry that was something of a vitamin became a painkiller,” says Jonathan Calmus, CEO at CosmicGo, a multimodal transportation platform for renting bikes, electric bikes, scooters, motorcycles, and cars through shared ownership. Founded in 2018, CosmicGo entered Colombia with its scooters at the end of that year but left soon after, for reasons Mr. Calmus summarizes...

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