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Tier Mobility hires two former Uber execs to boost UK launch

Tier Mobility has recruited two former senior Uber executives as it looks to launch in the UK. The German startup, which offers both e-scooters and e-mopeds, has named Fred Jones as UK general manager, while Benjamin Bell becomes head of public policy for Northern Europe. Jones was most recently the …

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Red Jump e-bikes to be relaunched by Lime

Jump’s familiar red Jump e-bikes are returning to the streets of London as part of a relaunch by new owners Lime. The rides will be available to rent through the Uber app until they’re integrated into the Lime app at a date yet to be set “following further systems integration,” …

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Welcome to MMB

Biz Media, publisher of BikeBiz, PCR, MCV/Develop, Toy News and Licensing.biz, has announced the launch of micromobilitybiz (MMB), a pioneering B2B news resource for professionals in the burgeoning micromobility industry. Launching today, 1st July, MMB becomes the only dedicated trade news service for the sector. Brought to you by the …

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Free e-bike sharer scheme launches in Islington

HumanForest, London’s ‘first’ free, shared e-bike scheme, has launched in Islington. The scheme, which is set to roll out over 1,000 e-bikes across London in the coming months, has delivered 200 rides to the north London borough. Offering twenty free minutes daily, HumanForest is facilitating a “fun, active and sustainable …

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Wisper partners with Cyclescheme to deliver ‘more affordable’ e-bikes

Wisper has partnered with Cyclescheme in a bid to make e-bikes more affordable. The move follows an adjustment to Cycle to Work schemes which previously limited eligible bikes to a value of £1,000. “[Following this change], many more people can experience the freedom of cycling, including key workers who need …

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Research shows public support for rule change on e-scooters

New consumer research has shown support for e-scooters to be accepted for use on public roads, provided they’re not allowed on the pavement as well. E-scooters are not currently legally allowed to be used on public roads and can only be used on private land. When asked, “Given the current …

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Voi appoints former Bird UK chief

Voi has appointed former Bird UK chief Richard Corbett to head up its UK, Ireland and Benelux operations. Corbett was responsible for leading efforts to legalise e-scooters within the UK Government, and also launched the first legal e-scooter service in Britain back in 2018. He will now be responsible for …

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Peter Kimberley named Pure Electric CEO

Peter Kimberley has been appointed Pure Electric’s new CEO. The former Tredz and Cycle Republic supremo joined the company – known as Pure Scooters at the time – earlier this year as international managing director. He replaces founder Adam Norris in his new role, who will continue to work actively …

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LCC calls for e-scooters to have access to cycle tracks

The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) is calling for e-scooters and other micromobility technologies to be made road-legal, according to strict requirements, with access to cycle infrastructure. “Mass mode shift away from car use to walking, cycling, public transport and new, shared mobility options will be essential to decarbonising London’s roads, …

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17% of commuters ‘more likely to cycle to work’ after COVID-19

An ICM poll for Shand Cycles has that found that 17% of commuters are more likely to cycle to work following the COVID-19 outbreak. If that trend were mapped across the country’s 32 million commuters, it would lead to five and a half million people taking to their bikes. The …

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