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Significant number of Brits want to switch to e-scooters and bikes to combat climate change, study finds 

A significant number of Brits want to help tackle climate change by switching to e-bikes and e-scooters, a new study has found.  Research commissioned by micromobility provider Tier, carried out by Opinium, found that almost a third of British people would switch to light electric vehicles (LEVs) to reduce their …

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Sustainability event Reset Connect announces exciting speaker line-up 

The innovative sustainability event Reset Connect has announced its exciting speaker-line up for 2022, consisting of 12 representatives from green business and investment.  Taking place on 28th-29th June at London’s ExCel venue, Reset Connect aims to bridge the gap between investors and sustainability start-ups.  MicromobilityBiz is proud to be official …

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E-scooter research reveals 79% of women feel unsafe due to poor infrastructure 

A new study into e-scooter use has found that a majority of women feel unsafe on the roads due to poor infrastructure.  Micromobility firm Voi and non-profit organisation Women in Transport joined forces to survey hundreds of e-scooter riders, to determine the gender-based perceptions in their use.  The in-depth research …

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Cambridgeshire police hail success of crackdown on illegal e-scooter use 

A police operation in Cambridgeshire has been hailed a success after officers enforced a crackdown on illegal e-scooter use. Operation Scoot, launched to tackle the illegal use of electric scooters on public roads, anti-social behaviour, and scooter thefts, was established following a spike in calls from members of the public.  …

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Micromobility brands Beryl and Voi welcome latest announcements on e-scooter legislation  

Beryl and Voi are the latest micromobility brands to voice their support for the proposed private-use e-scooter legislation.  The UK Government has announced it plans to create a new vehicle category for low speed, zero emission vehicles, with electric scooters likely to be the first mode of transport added to …

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Government announces plans for new e-scooter vehicle category

The Government has announced plans for a new vehicle category that would pave the way for the legalisation of private-use e-scooters.  Following the Queen’s Speech earlier this week, details have been gradually emerging about the Government’s new Transport Bill, which will include updated legislation for privately-owned electric scooters.  Speaking in …

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No announcement on e-scooters included in Queen’s Speech 2022 

The highly-anticipated announcement surrounding e-scooter legislation failed to materialise during the Queen’s Speech 2022 on Tuesday (10th May).   During this year’s Queen’s Speech, this year carried out by the Queen’s son Prince Charles due to the reigning monarch’s health, the Government announced its plans for the upcoming parliamentary session. Micromobility …

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Sight loss charities urge Government not to legalise e-scooters 

A group of charities for people with sight loss have compiled a petition urging the Government not to legalise e-scooters. Organisations, including the National Federation of the Blind UK (NFBUK), said they will deliver the petition to Downing Street, in the hopes of preventing the expected update on e-scooter legislation. …

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‘It ended up being a perfect match’: Networking opportunities at Move 2022 mobility event

Move 2022 is a cross-sector mobility trade event that brings together leaders from the automotive industry, transport operators, tech companies, energy providers and micromobility firms.  MicromobilityBiz is official trade media partner with the event, which takes place at London’s ExXel in London on 15th-16th June. MMB readers can get a …

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E-scooters are five times safer than bikes, according to new study 

E-scooters are five times safer than bicycles, according to a new study published by an accident prevention charity.  RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has released its latest safety report, as the Government is now expected to make an announcement on the potential legalisation of private e-scooters …

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