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Government announces plans for new e-scooter vehicle category

The Government has announced plans for a new vehicle category that would pave the way for the legalisation of private-use e-scooters.  Following the Queen’s Speech earlier this week, details have been gradually emerging about the Government’s new Transport Bill, which will include updated legislation for privately-owned electric scooters.  Speaking in …

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No announcement on e-scooters included in Queen’s Speech 2022 

The highly-anticipated announcement surrounding e-scooter legislation failed to materialise during the Queen’s Speech 2022 on Tuesday (10th May).   During this year’s Queen’s Speech, this year carried out by the Queen’s son Prince Charles due to the reigning monarch’s health, the Government announced its plans for the upcoming parliamentary session. Micromobility …

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Sight loss charities urge Government not to legalise e-scooters 

A group of charities for people with sight loss have compiled a petition urging the Government not to legalise e-scooters. Organisations, including the National Federation of the Blind UK (NFBUK), said they will deliver the petition to Downing Street, in the hopes of preventing the expected update on e-scooter legislation. …

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‘It ended up being a perfect match’: Networking opportunities at Move 2022 mobility event

Move 2022 is a cross-sector mobility trade event that brings together leaders from the automotive industry, transport operators, tech companies, energy providers and micromobility firms.  MicromobilityBiz is official trade media partner with the event, which takes place at London’s ExXel in London on 15th-16th June. MMB readers can get a …

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E-scooters are five times safer than bikes, according to new study 

E-scooters are five times safer than bicycles, according to a new study published by an accident prevention charity.  RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has released its latest safety report, as the Government is now expected to make an announcement on the potential legalisation of private e-scooters …

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Government will make announcement on e-scooter legislation next month, says Transport Secretary 

The Government will make an announcement on the legality of private-use electric scooters next month, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Mr Shapps has told the Commons Transport Select committee that an announcement will be made during the Queen’s Speech on May 10.  Currently, privately-owned electric scooters are banned on …

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Lime urges drivers to ‘break up with cars’ as part of new campaign 

E-bike and scooter sharing brand Lime has launched a new campaign urging drivers to “break up with cars,” and instead opt for sustainable transport to get around. In the lead up to Earth Day on 22nd April, micromobility operator Lime has launched the campaign in London to try and get …

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UK government urged to consider mandatory helmets for private e-scooters by safety charity  

A safety charity has urged the UK Government to consider restrictions on private e-scooter use, including mandatory helmets.  The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), a registered-charity that aims to inform the House of Commons and House of Lords and safety issues, has set out its recommendations for private …

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MMB partners with Reset Connect sustainability event 

MicromobilityBiz has partnered with the UK’s largest sustainability ecosystem and green investment event, Reset Connect. Taking place from 28th-29th June in the Excel London venue, the inaugural Reset Connect is a sustainability-focused conference for policy makers, government leaders, tech providers and brands to meet and explore funding opportunities.  MicromobilityBiz (MMB) is …

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Voi partners with road safety company to offer skills events across UK 

Micromobility firm Voi has partnered with a road safety education company to offer training events across the UK.  Swedish e-scooter and e-bike provider Voi is now working with TTC group, which has more than 28 years of experience educating road usera. As part of the new partnership TTC will host …

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