Tag Archives: e-scooter trials

North Devon Council one step closer to introducing e-scooter trial

North Devon Council is one step closer to introducing an e-scooter trial, after being granted the right to a licence by the Department for Transport (DfT). The council, working closely with Petroc and e-scooter company Voi Technology, had submitted a proposal to pilot e-scooters in North Devon. The DfT granted …

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TfL looking for e-scooter operators for year-long rental trial in capital

TfL, London Councils and London’s boroughs are working together on plans for a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital. This trial aims to promote safety standards and develop a better understanding of the impact of this emerging mode of transport on London’s roads. A competition has been launched today, which is …

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More e-scooters and parking bays being made available across Yeovil

More e-scooters and parking bays are being made available across Yeovil as part of the town’s e-scooter trial scheme. Micromobility operator Zwings is working in partnership with South Somerset District Council to run the scheme. Users can recommend new parking bay locations by emailing community@zwings.co.uk. The operator is also offering …

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Visible number plates and curfew introduced to Voi’s e-scooters in Northampton

Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire County Council and e-scooter company Voi have all been working together on Northampton town’s e-scooter trial. The trial, which saw 300 e-scooters placed in Northampton town centre at the beginning of September, aims to encourage a new mode of transport that reduces the town’s carbon footprint and …

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E-scooters launching in Cambridge with exclusive trial run by Voi

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer, and Voi Technology will launch an e-scooter trial in Cambridge tomorrow, 15th October. Initially, there will be 50 e-scooters available in the city centre, with more being introduced over time. E-scooters will be available to unlock for £1 and …

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Neuron Mobility set for Slough e-scooter rollout

Neuron Mobility is set to roll out in Slough as part of the ongoing UK e-scooter trials. The 12-month trial, due to commence in mid-October, will see 250 rides deployed across the town. According to a joint statement from Neuron and Slough Borough Council, the operator was selected due to …

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Spin e-scooters to be scaled up in Milton Keynes following positive initial trial

Spin e-scooters are set to be scaled up throughout Milton Keynes after the rental company surpassed 10,000 rides in the town. The company’s initial rollout in the area – part of the UK’s ongoing e-scooter trials – included 100 e-scooters being placed on the streets. In the coming weeks, that …

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E-scooter trial launched in Stafford

Staffordshire County Council and transport partner Amey have joined with e-scooter providers Ginger and Zwings to launch micromobility trials in Stafford and Newcastle-Under-Lyme, as part of the Adept Smart Places Live Labs programme. The Live Labs Simulate programme, run by the county council and Amey, is designed to test new …

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Zipp Mobility appoints new COO, accelerates e-scooter trial plans

Zipp Mobility has appointed Peter McGannon-Gomez as COO as part of plans to accelerate its shared e-scooter trial operations across the UK. McGannon-Gomez previously served as vice president of operations a Blue Duck Scooters, a San Antonio-based company operating e-scooters in seven cities across Texas and the south-east. Zipp was …

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Coventry e-scooter trial paused amid ‘improper use’

A Government-backed trial in Coventry to look at the best approach to legalising the use of e-scooters has been paused after concerns that some users have been riding the scooters on pavements. The Government has amended legislation to legalise the use of e-scooters – under controlled conditions – as part …

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