Australia-based air taxi infrastructure developer Skyportz has welcomed micro-mobility leader Mitchell Price to its team .
Last month the company released a concept for Melbourne in conjunction with Contreras Earl and Pascall + Watson for a vertiport that will include last mile transport connections such as electric scooters, bikes and ferries.
“Mitchell Price stands at the forefront of the micro-mobility revolution. As the former policy head for Lime in Asia Pacific, he pioneered the introduction and expansion of electric scooters and bikes across Australia and New Zealand in 2018,” says Skyportz CEO Clem Newton-Brown.
Price cemented Lime's global presence when he helmed its expansion into the dynamic markets of Korea and Japan in 2019. Beyond Lime, his expertise has been sought by industry giants and he has provided executive consultancy for global companies in transport space.
“I am so excited to be transferring my skills and experience into advanced air mobility in partnership with Skyportz,” says Price. “There are many lessons we have learned in relation to community licence and retrofitting new transport options into cities with e-scooters and bikes. I am looking forward to the challenge of taking it to the third dimension in the sky.”
Newton-Brown says that is not good enough to deliver vertiports in isolation and that they must be connected to other forms of transport or they will create more problems than they solve: “Electric micro-mobility has already taken off globally with a rapid uptake in many cities around the world. We are on the cusp of a revolution in electric aviation, and it makes sense to marry all forms of mirco-mobility into a cohesive transport ecosystem. We are so pleased to have secured the services of Mitchell for our clients currently leading the way in vertiport planning.”