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Lime launches London pop-up hub to welcome existing and new riders 

Micromobility operator Lime will open a pop-up community hub in London, in the hopes of meeting new and existing e-scooter and e-bike riders.  Opening on Thursday 8th September and running until Sunday 18th September at St James’ Park Station in central London, the Lime pop-up location will let Londoners meet …

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Nominations open for the BikeBiz micromobility awards

The nomination window is currently open for the BikeBiz Awards 2022, including categories specifically for micromobility brands. You can nominate yourself or other brands via our simple online form here.  BikeBiz, sister publication of MicromobilityBiz, will be hosting a revamped edition of its prestigious industry awards in 2022, featuring five …

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Micromobility provider Spin trials public-private partnership to provide free transport to low income residents 

Micromobility provider Spin is trialling a public-private partnership to provide free transportation to low income residents in a US city.  Spin, formerly owned by motor company Ford before it was bought by Tier Mobility in March 2022, is providing free access to shared mobility and public transit services to 50 …

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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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