Community

Events, recruitment and all the latest from the community

Bird launches Community Safety Zones to ensure safety of pedestrians

Bird is working with cities to extend its network of geofenced slow-riding zones. Dubbed Community Safety Zones, these new areas will go a step further than currently required speed zones, focusing on additional centres of high pedestrian activity starting with schools. Bird scooters passing through these new Community Safety Zones …

Read More »

Alexandra Palace to host inaugural eBike Demo Weekend this month

The inaugural eBike Demo Weekend is set to take place from 14th-15th August at Alexandra Palace, showcasing a number of brands with fleets of demo e-bikes available for testing. Brands in attendance include Brompton, Ridgeback, Saracen, Dawes, Falcon, Specialized, Cannondale, Tern, Apache, Gazelle, Wisper, Electrify, ARCC, Angell.bike, Revolutionworks, Chill eBikes, …

Read More »

What can we expect from the bike segment at IAA Mobility 2021?

IAA Mobility is taking place in Munich for the first time from 7th-12th September – not as a classic automobile trade fair on the exhibition grounds alone, but as an all-encompassing mobility event at several locations in parallel: Open Space – the exhibition areas in the city centre Bicycle brands …

Read More »

Voi’s shared e-bikes receive CoMoUK accreditation

Voi’s shared e-bikes have been accredited by CoMoUK. Earlier this year, Voi announced the launch of its e-bike trial in Cambridge, Peterborough and Kettering. “We are very pleased to announce that Voi has been awarded the CoMoUK accreditation standard for their e-bike scheme in the UK,” said Richard Dilks, chief …

Read More »

Helbiz appoints Vivian Myrtetus as head of partnerships and policy

Helbiz has appointed Vivian Myrtetus as its head of partnerships and policy. Myrtetus will help accelerate Helbiz’s expansion efforts into new markets across North America, while working closely with local government officials, policymakers and universities to develop regulations for new modes of urban transportation. “We are thrilled to welcome Vivian …

Read More »

Registration for World Cycling Forum 2021 now open

Registration is now open for the 2021 World Cycling Forum (WCF), taking place from 6th-7th September in Munich, Germany. The main theme of this two-day international conference is: ‘capitalising on the current bike boom’. The 2021 WCF comes following a period of global demand inside the bicycle industry, and during …

Read More »

Housing developer joins forces with Orbea to supply new homes with e-bikes

Housing developer Lightwood Strategic has teamed up with Orbea to ensure all its proposed developments will provide residents with free e-bike use. With the UK e-bike market continuing to grow by 50%, the number of people commuting by bike could reach 40%, according to industry analysis. The impact on emissions, …

Read More »

National Trust to trial Raleigh e-bikes and e-cargo bikes

Raleigh has donated £42,000 worth of e-bikes and e-cargo bikes to National Trust properties, as the charity looks to reduce its reliance on traditional vehicles and reach carbon net-zero by 2030. E-bikes will be trialled by staff at 11 properties, including estates such as Tyntesfield in North Somerset, Saltram in …

Read More »

E-bikes set to take charge in post-pandemic UK

18% of UK adults are more likely to buy an e-bike now than they were before the pandemic, a survey by VOLT has found. The research also showed a shift from public to personal travel modes post-pandemic – with commuters suggesting that, on average, they are 39% less likely to …

Read More »

Bird teams up with Italian e-moped provider Zig Zag

Bird has teamed up with Italian e-moped provider Zig Zag to offer riders in Florence, Italy, a ‘more robust’ micro-electric transportation service. “Delivering the best, most sustainable mobility solution for cities and riders means working in partnership with, not competing against, the local service providers who know them best,” said …

Read More »