LEADERS IN MICROMOBILITY RESEARCH + EDUCATION
LEVER researchers conduct some of the most impactful micromobility research in the world. Our work provides strong new insights into the roles micromobility vehicles play in urban transportation systems.
The LEVER Initiative began with a multi-stakeholder workshop that identified five key research themes that address many of the main questions faced by stakeholders, and are consistent with the expertise of the LEVER research team.
The LEVER Initiative has dedicated itself to being the gold standard in education within the realm of micromobility. Students are encouraged to be active members participating in research and publications.
As the number of micromobility researchers grows, LEVER has continued to be the leader of quality and volume of publications in the micromobility research community.
The LEVER Institute on micromobility vehicles aims to bridge academia, industry, government, and non-government organizations to solve pressing challenges related to successful integration of micromobility systems.
Behind the Scenes at LEVER
Check out some of the recent micromobility activities of the LEVER team members. We’re conducting studies, publishing papers, and educating students.
Portland State University (PSU) researchers are examining how purchase incentive programs can expand the current e-bike market. This research’s...
Inspired by the NACTO bike-sharing survey toolkit, Dr. Chris Cherry and Yi Wen, researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville — have created...
Cherry and Yang found that e-scooter riders compete heavily with traditional bikeshare. The study was published in Transportation Research Part A:...
WHERE WE’VE BEEN FEATURED
When members of the media want to know the science behind the micromobility story, they turn to LEVER Institute researchers. We are the go-to experts on how the new wave micromobility vehicles fit into and can transform the transportation system.
WHO WE ARE
The LEVER Team
The Light Electric Vehicle Education and Research (LEVER) Institute is a consortium of micromobility researchers and educators that currently includes collaborating faculty and staff from University of Tennessee, Portland State University, University of North Carolina, Queensland University of Technology, and Monash University.