Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

Bird debuts cutting edge smart sidewalk protection

Bird has announced the first-of-its-kind “smart sidewalk” protection technology – a sensor fusion solution – designed and developed in partnership with u-blox. Smart Sidewalk Protection, which is integrated into Bird’s vehicles, is designed to prevent micromobility devices from being used on sidewalks and footpaths. As more and more cities look …

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Dott’s new e-bikes now available in Paris

Dott has today launched its new e-bikes, with the first vehicles now available on the streets of Paris. By the end of the year, 3,000 e-bikes will be in operation in the city. E-bikes will also soon be available in Rome, Milan, Brussels and London as Dott expands its operations …

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Avara, Beryl partnership sees employees take to two wheels

Nathan Hughes, team leader at Avara Foods in Hereford, has spoken of the many benefits of using bikes as part of the partnership between the company and Beryl. Seeking to promote sustainable travel between their two sites and increase the number of employees cycling, Avara partnered with Beryl, purchasing minute …

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Tier integrates with Google Maps in UK

Tier has teamed up with Google Maps in the UK, giving people in London and York access to the company’s e-scooters through the navigation app. The integration will enable riders plotting a route via Google Maps to easily locate nearby Tier e-scooters, as well as clearly displaying how much their …

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New data reveals mental health benefits of e-scooter hire schemes

New data released by Spin has revealed how e-scooter hire schemes have a wide range of benefits to mental wellbeing. The study explored how nearly 1,000 users felt better as a direct result of riding an e-scooter that’s part of the UK DfT’s public hire trials. The results show that …

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Voi extends e-scooter trial contracts into 2022 and proposes new classification for e-scooters

Voi has proposed a change in the law to give e-scooters their own vehicle classification. The operator has licences to operate in 17 UK towns and cities, giving Voi 60% of the UK market share. Voi’s e-scooters and e-bikes are available in major cities across the UK including Birmingham, Liverpool, …

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Legalising e-scooters could reduce car use but tight safety regulations needed, says report

A new report published by Centre for London has called on the Government to legalise private and shared e-scooters alongside a comprehensive package of measures to ensure their rollout is safe, affordable, and accessible to all. These include giving Transport for London the power to manage shared e-scooter schemes in …

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Plans to extend e-scooter and e-bike trials across Cambridge and Peterborough receive green light

Plans to extend e-scooter and e-bike trials across Cambridge and Peterborough received the green light from members from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority board last Wednesday, 29th September. Recommendations to extend the ongoing e-scooter trial in Cambridge until March 2022 to continue learnings received approval, as did recommendations to expand …

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Voi sees demand soar by 44% as UK’s fuel crisis continues

Voi has seen demand increase by 44% at 8am on weekdays as the UK’s fuel crisis continues. In cities including Bristol, Birmingham and Liverpool, people have been leaving their cars at home and relying on Voi’s e-scooters to travel around. There has been an overall increase of 33% in the …

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Lime celebrates 100,000 e-scooter trips in capital

Lime celebrated 100,000 e-scooter trips in the capital at Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Hammersmith’s Business Improvement District joint Car Free Day Event. Since the launch of TfL’s flagship e-scooter trial in the UK capital in June, Lime has served over 100,000 safe sustainable e-scooter rides, saving more than 150,000 …

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