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Electric scooter scheme comes to Canterbury

Kent County Council, Canterbury City Council and Bird have teamed up to bring e-scooters to Canterbury. Kent County Council has been successful in bidding for a 12-month electric scooter pilot, with the Department for Transport giving the green light for the trial earlier this week. The council appointed Bird following …

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Voi launches e-scooter trial in Liverpool

Voi has won an exclusive contract to bring its e-scooters to Liverpool with a new trial beginning today. The year-long pilot scheme, a joint initiative of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Liverpool City Council, will see the Swedish-based e-scooter company initially bring around 50 of the carbon-neutral vehicles to …

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Cycling increases in Edinburgh and Glasgow following introduction of bike share schemes

Cycling in Edinburgh and Glasgow has increased in the last year following the introduction of bike share schemes. Research by shared mobility charity CoMoUK has suggested that the number of trips on cycle hire schemes has increased by 70% in Edinburgh and 30% in Glasgow since August 2019. The charity …

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EU Urban Mobility Days kick off, features 2,000 experts

The inaugural EU Urban Mobility Days are under way, offering a “firm reminder” of how sustainable mobility is becoming “central to the European psyche and way of life”. The event, organised by the European Commission, runs until 2nd October under the theme of ‘zero-emission mobility for all’. The virtual conference …

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Beryl e-scooters arrive in Norwich

Beryl has begun to gradually roll out e-scooters in Norwich – adding another sustainable journey option to its multimodal smart fleet.  As part of the agreed 12-month trial with Norfolk County Council and the Department for Transport, Beryl will slowly introduce up to 100 e-scooters available for hire alongside its …

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LEVA-EU launches new website to offer ‘clearer and better-presented’ information for members

Trade association LEVA-EU has launched a new logo and a revamped website, aiming to make it easier for businesses to receive ‘vital’ assistance in navigating legislation. The organisation, which campaigns for LEV manufacturers, importers, distributors and brands, launched its new website during European Mobility Week, which runs from 16th-22nd September …

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Sarajevo to ‘trust public’ and host untethered e-scooters despite global reports of misuse

Sarajevo is the latest city to play host to the e-scooter revolution after Beebee launched 72 shared rides in the Bosnian capital. The service – accessed via the Beebee app – allows users to locate the nearest e-scooter, check its battery condition and reserve it and a cost of 17KM …

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‘Car Free Week’ initiative aiming to change transport habits across Norfolk

Beryl and Norfolk County Council’s Pushing Ahead programme have announced a ‘Car Free Week’ initiative, aimed at changing people’s transport habits and attitudes to greener journeys. From 21st-27th September, Pushing Ahead is offering residents free rides on Beryl bikes and e-bikes to help reduce the level of motor traffic on …

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Zipp Mobility appoints new COO, accelerates e-scooter trial plans

Zipp Mobility has appointed Peter McGannon-Gomez as COO as part of plans to accelerate its shared e-scooter trial operations across the UK. McGannon-Gomez previously served as vice president of operations a Blue Duck Scooters, a San Antonio-based company operating e-scooters in seven cities across Texas and the south-east. Zipp was …

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Outer London traffic congestion ‘worse than 2019 levels’

Traffic congestion is currently increasing in London and is now above 2019 levels outside the city centre, new analysis by Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDF Europe) has found. The analysis is based on data from the Waze for Cities Programme, from May 2020 onwards. In the last week, average congestion …

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