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E-scooter trials cause confusion around illegal scooter use, says Cambridgeshire police commissioner 

Shared e-scooter schemes may cause confusion around the illegal scooter use, according to Cambridgeshire’s police and crime commissioner.   Darryl Preston, the publicly elected official who helps hold police to account in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has said that many members of the public do not understand the law around privately-owned e-scooters, …

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Cycling levels surge in England as consumers try to cut costs, according to Cycling UK

Cycling levels in England have jumped dramatically as consumers try to reduce their outgoings, according to charity Cycling UK. According to the advocacy organisation, cycling levels have risen by 47% on weekdays and 27% on weekends in the five months up to the end of July, when compared with the …

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Rider education is key to making e-scooters safer, according to research from Neuron Mobility 

Educating riders is the key to e-scooter safety, according new research from Neuron Mobility.  According to the study, 40% of people want more rider education to improve safety in micromobility. This has prompted Neuron, the e-bike and e-scooter operator based in Singapore, to launch a new online riding school with …

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Amazon launches first fleet of e-cargo bikes in UK

Amazon has announced the launch of its first UK micromobility hub for more sustainable deliveries in central London. E-cargo bikes and walkers from the new hub, along with Amazon’s electric fleet already on London’s roads, will make over five million deliveries a year across more than 10% of London’s Ultra …

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Testing the water: MMB editor Alex Ballinger trials his first ever e-bike

BikeBiz and MMB editor Alex Ballinger has been trialling his first ever e-bike. Here’s his thoughts on the power-assisted revolution This piece first appeared in the June edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here I was getting some bemused looks, cruising along my nearest cycle track at 15.5mph …

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Educate e-scooter riders before prosecuting them, says senior police officer 

E-scooter riders finding themselves on the wrong side of the law should be educated before resorting to prosecution, a police chief has said.  It is currently illegal to ride private-use e-scooters on public roads, but despite the law the use of battery-powered scooters continues to grow.  While the Government is …

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Campaigners welcome plans for micromobility in Scottish transport plan 

Plans for micromobility in Scotland have been welcomed by a shared transport charity.  Transport Scotland has published the second delivery plan for Scotland’s National Transport Strategy, including a commitment to investigate micromobility. Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK), a registered charity that advocates for shared modes of transport, said it is hopeful …

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E-scooter legislation won’t apply to Northern Ireland, according to report

The UK Government’s plans for update e-scooter legislation won’t automatically apply in Northern Ireland, according to a report. Earlier this month, the Government announced plans for a new low-speed, low-emission vehicle category, which would pave the way for private-use e-scooters on public roads.  The update would form part of the …

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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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