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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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Free Beryl bike rides offered in Norwich to ease pressure on public transport

Norfolk County Council and Beryl are now offering free bike rides in Norwich to ease pressure on public transport and aid the city’s green recovery. Starting from today, residents will be encouraged to cycle during commuting hours with 30 minutes of free riding being offered on Beryl pedal bikes and …

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Beryl extends its bike share scheme into Christchurch

Beryl’s bike share scheme has now arrived in Christchurch. 275 new bikes will be available to hire at 50 new Beryl bays via the free to download app. The bays have been selected and approved in conjunction with local authorities to ensure the scheme is in line with the needs …

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Ensuring cycling is more than just a pandemic trend

By Gareth Nettleton, global vice president and the lead of Strava Metro Britain’s roads are looking dramatically different these days. While traffic jams may not yet be a thing of the past, in cities especially, we are seeing cars fast being matched by runners and cyclists – something we’ve long …

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Cross-industry platform to provide free battery transport information for LEV companies

A new information platform that provides light, electric vehicle (LEV) companies with better information on the rules governing the transport of li-ion batteries has been launched. LEVA-EU has joined the cross-industry platform BatteriesTransport.org alongside Recharge, EPBA, Eurobat, PRBA, EBRA, ACEA, and MDBTC. The associations have made free content available on …

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Lime brings Jump bikes back to Sacramento Region

Lime has relaunched Jump bikes in the SACOG region, restoring an option for those looking for safe, sustainable and socially distanced transportation options. Sacramento and West Sacramento are the fifth relaunch of Jump bikes in the US, following Lime’s acquisition of the brand earlier this year, with several others anticipated …

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German mobility tech company Wunder Mobility launches podcast

German mobility tech company Wunder Mobility is launching its own podcast. The Wunder Mobility Podcast is aimed at founders and decision-makers in established companies and start-ups, venture capitalists, city representatives and policy-makers, thought leaders and people interested in mobility. Each episode will feature a new guest, with Nico Polleti, co-founder …

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Chicago launches second e-scooter pilot with Bird, Lime and Spin



Chicago has begun its second e-scooter pilot with new rules implemented to enforce more organised parking. Micromobility firms Bird, Lime and Spin have been licensed to distribute 9,999 e-scooters between them; 3,333 each. 

The scooters will be available to ride between 5am and 10pm. Helmets are encouraged but not required, …

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LEVA-EU calls on European e-bike companies to report “aggressive” customs actions

LEVA-EU is calling on European e-bike companies to report cases in which EU customs authorities have been “aggressive and invasive”. It said it has recently been informed on a variety of actions against companies. According to the association, the allegations include, among other things: – Buying from a European supplier …

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