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Nextbike renews contract with Warsaw 

Nextbike has won the tender to renew its contract to operate in Warsaw, Poland. Warsaw is the biggest urban bicycle system in Poland and is one of the biggest in Europe, and after 10 years of operation, the Veturilo system will continue to be run by Nextbike.   The collaboration between …

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Testing the water: MMB editor Alex Ballinger trials his first ever e-bike

BikeBiz and MMB editor Alex Ballinger has been trialling his first ever e-bike. Here’s his thoughts on the power-assisted revolution This piece first appeared in the June edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here I was getting some bemused looks, cruising along my nearest cycle track at 15.5mph …

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Irish micromobility provider Zipp Mobility secures €6.1 million in funding round

The Irish micromobility provider Zipp has closed a  €6.1 million (£5.2 million) funding round, let by UK-based asset manager Fasanara Capital. New capital, a mixture of equity and debt, will be used by Zipp Mobility to expand its e-scooter and e-bike operations in Ireland, the UK, and mainland Europe in …

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Educate e-scooter riders before prosecuting them, says senior police officer 

E-scooter riders finding themselves on the wrong side of the law should be educated before resorting to prosecution, a police chief has said.  It is currently illegal to ride private-use e-scooters on public roads, but despite the law the use of battery-powered scooters continues to grow.  While the Government is …

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2022 to be an ‘industry-defining year’, says latest European Shared Mobility Index

The latest European Shared Mobility Index, published by Fluctuo, has been released, predicting that 2022 will be an “industry-defining year”. In addition to the 16 cities for shared mobility that were already being monitored, it now also features Copenhagen (DK), Dublin (IE), Lisbon (PT) and Munich (DE). “This is the …

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