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New e-bike venture opens doors in Weymouth

A new e-bike venture, Ebike Cafe @ Deheers, has opened its doors in the Deheers building along Weymouth’s Old Harbourside. Owners Peter Claxton and Josephine Parker, along with manager Danni Moors, are “championing an active lifestyle, healthier eating and positive mental wellbeing in a COVID safe environment through their new …

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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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The Big Issue teams up with ShareBike to launch e-bike scheme

The Big Issue has teamed up with ShareBike to launch an e-bike scheme. Big Issue-branded e-bikes were modelled this week by Big Issue founder Lord John Bird in Cambridge as he launched the scheme to support previously unemployed people back into work. With plans to launch a fleet across the …

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Leicester City Council partners with Ride On for e-bike share scheme

Leicester City Council has announced specialist e-bike hire provider Ride On as its partner in the city’s forthcoming e-bike share scheme. The scheme, known as Santander Cycles Leicester, will see 500 electric bikes available to hire from 50 locations across Leicester city centre. This will make Santander Cycles Leicester the …

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Pure Electric to open Cardiff’s ‘first’ dedicated e-bike and e-scooter retail outlet

Pure Electric is to open Cardiff’s ‘first’ electric bike and electric scooter retail outlet on Monday 9th November, bringing the company’s high street chain of stores up to 14. The Cardiff store will sell leading brands of e-bikes and e-scooters and has a Shimano Service Centre workshop where customers can …

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Which UK city has the most sustainable transport system?

Transport is the biggest source of air and noise pollution in the UK. In fact, in 2018, road transport made up around 33% of the UK’s total CO2 emissions. Reducing emissions remains a significant challenge as the UK looks to reach zero emissions by 2050. Amid the country’s rapid urbanisation, popular growth …

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Trial shows benefits of cargo bikes in improving cityscapes

A trial has shown the potential of cargo bike in improving the cityscape, with pollution being reduced by over 300kgs of CO2. Last-mile logistics firm Stuart conducted a five-week trial using electric cargo bikes supplied by Pure Electric, with each bike making an average of 100 deliveries a week and …

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Norwich’s free ride initiative extended to keep city moving during lockdown

Norfolk County Council and Norwich’s micromobility provider Beryl have extended their free ride initiative to keep the city moving during the approaching lockdown. Starting from yesterday, 2nd November, Norfolk County Council and Beryl are offering 30 minutes free riding on the pedal bikes and 15 minutes on the e-bikes between …

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Britain ‘could be heading for traffic gridlock’ following pandemic, transport experts warn

Britain could be heading for traffic gridlock in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, transport experts have warned, as workers continue to shun public transport in favour of commuting by car. Although motor traffic on Britain’s roads decreased at the height of the national lockdown, Government figures show it is …

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GoCardless to streamline payments of Brompton Bike Hire

Brompton has teamed up with GoCardless to streamline the payments of its bike subscription service. UK customers can now benefit from easy to set-up and manage monthly payments, powered by GoCardless, “guaranteeing a seamless experience for both the customer and merchant”. With the average UK household spending £552 a year …

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