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“Mobility is a basic human need” – IAA to debut bicycles at 2021 event

The International Motor Show Germany – known as Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), is coming to Munich in September 2021 and, for the first time, will focus on bicycles. Tobias Gröber, executive director, business unit consumer goods at Messe München, and Dr Martin Koers, VDA managing director, Association of the Automotive Industry, …

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Transport authorities need ‘more ambition’ to tackle change

Public transport vouchers for people who scrap ageing cars and encouraging GPs to ‘prescribe cycling’ are among plans tabled by a mobility charity to a Holyrood inquiry. CoMoUK has submitted a number of recommendations to the Scottish Parliament’s Green Recovery inquiry. The organisation aims to reduce car use by encouraging …

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Two-thirds of Brits may avoid public transport post-lockdown

New research from National Rail and Cycling UK has found that two-thirds (65%) of Brits may avoid public transport as the nation returns to office work. The data shows that one-fifth of Britons are weighing up commuting to work by bike, while a further 22% were concerned their bike would …

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Eccleston appointed as SBS expert

LEVA-EU board member Eddie Eccleston has been appointed as a Small Business Standards (SBS) expert. SBS is mandated by the European Commission to watch over SME-interests in European standardisation through the appointment of dedicated experts. In his position as SBS-expert, Eccleston will help drive better rules for LEV manufacturers operating …

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“Small number of idiots” will not halt e-scooter trials

The roll-out of e-scooters throughout Teeside is expected to go ahead despite reports of misuse. The company behind the UK’s first trial rental scheme, Ginger, said it recognises the issues and is making changes, including increased checks. The rides are expected to be available in Redcar and Hartlepool in late …

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Post-COVID Carmageddon: DfT data confirms it’s happening

Amid the disruption, tragedy and uncertainty of COVID-19, one of the few benefits of the unfortunate situation was the change in our transport habits. The roads were clear, cities were quieter, the air was cleaner; cycling increased massively and we all enjoyed a healthier way of living. Unfortunately, it seems …

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Messingschlager recruits Heymanns, expands e-mobility focus

Messingschlager has appointed Christian Heymanns as OEM sales development manager and product manager for e-mobility solutions as it looks to expand its involvement in the electric sector. Heymanns has previously worked for four years as a product manager at MTS. As a trained technical specialist, with many years of experience …

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Google Maps integrates detailed bike-sharing information

Google has introduced advanced bike-sharing information into its Maps navigational platform. The new feature, which includes live bike and docking availability, has rolled out in ten cities throughout the world: Chicago, London, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Rio De Janiero, San Franciso, Sao Paulo, Taipei and Washington. It will roll …

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Mayors outline ’15-minute cities’ for post-COVID sustainability

An international coalition of mayors has called for the development of ’15-minute cities’ as part of a post-COVID sustainability plan. The group claims residents should be able to meet all work and recreational needs within a 15-minute walk or bike ride from home. C40 Cities is an international group of …

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