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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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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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