Infrastructure

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London e-scooter operators support TfL’s Scrappage Scheme with discounted and free rides

London’s e-scooter operators, Dott, Lime and Tier, are supporting TfL’s Scrappage Scheme with discounted and free rides, as London gears up for the expansion of ULEZ in August. The scheme aims to support Londoners on certain means-tested benefits or non-means-tested disability benefits by providing grants to successful applicants to scrap …

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Tier partners with London Road Safety Council to cooperate on safety issues and sponsor LRSC website

The London Road Safety Council (LRSC) has announced a partnership with Tier to cooperate on safety issues in London and sponsor the LRSC website. Founded in 2018, Tier currently operates in more than 560 cities across 32 countries in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Under the new …

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Dott reports change in travel habits from riders as energy crisis impacts decisions

Micromobility operator Dott has reported a change in habits from its riders, as the energy crisis impacts people’s decisions in how they travel. More than one-third (36%) of its riders are using shared e-scooters and e-bikes more as a result of the energy crisis, rising to nearly half (49%) of those …

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Edinburgh risks being ‘left behind’ if it continues without a shared bike scheme, charity warns

Shared transport charity CoMoUK (Collaborative Mobility UK) has warned that Edinburgh risks being ‘left behind’ other global cities if it continues without a shared bike scheme. The charity said the city ‘cannot afford’ to jeopardise its international reputation as rivals promote communal cycling as a sustainable way for residents and …

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Councils urged to treat bike share as a key part of their sustainable transport offer

National shared transport charity CoMoUK has urged councils to treat bike share as a key part of their sustainable transport offer and ensure it has sufficient funding for it to be developed to support all communities. New guidance from CoMoUK (Collaborative Mobility UK) has called for a partnership approach between …

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Lime electric bike hire scheme set to launch in Nottingham next spring

Lime electric bikes will be available to hire in Nottingham from spring 2023 thanks to an exclusive partnership between the provider and Nottingham City Council. A fleet of up to 700 dockless Lime e-bikes will be available to hire on a pay-as-you-go basis from virtual parking bays in key city …

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Lime launches Parking Wardens across central London to reward responsible parking

Shared electric scooter and bike company Lime has launched ‘Lime Parking Wardens’ across central London, rewarding its e-scooter and e-bike riders that parked responsibly with a free ride. The Parking Wardens have been stationed near busy e-scooter bays, including Covent Garden and Soho, and congratulated riders that parked respectfully with …

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“Greater dialogue with operators and parking alternatives are solution to e-bike congestion in Central London”

UK shared transport charity CoMoUK has called for further dialogue between Westminster City Council and London’s e-bike operators, following the removal of bikes from the streets in central London. Westminster City Council earlier this week began seizing dockless bicycles left strewn on roads and pavements across central London, following a …

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Micromobility operator Dott releases first annual sustainability report

European micromobility operator Dott has released its first annual sustainability report, measuring the impact of its operations and progress against its targets throughout 2021. The report has been produced following the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and Dott’s sustainability goals are linked directly to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. …

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Dott reports surge in e-scooter use across Europe

Micromobility operator Dott has reported a ‘rapid’ rise in the use of its e-scooters and e-bikes across Europe as its peak summer season starts. Total rides increased by 73% in Q2 2022 compared to the first quarter, up by 192% year on year. The growing rides were fuelled by sharp …

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