Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

How can artificial intelligence improve active travel insights?

Sutton and Kingston Councils recently partnered with UK-based transport AI company Vivacity Labs. Rebecca Morley catches up with Vivacity Labs’ CEO Mark Nicholson to find out how the technology can help improve active travel insight and the safety of high footfall areas The way we travel has changed dramatically over …

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AI e-scooter research pilot project set to launch in DCU

A new AI-powered e-scooter research pilot project is to launch in Dublin City University (DCU), in parallel with moves to make scooters street legal across Ireland. The shared scooter pilot scheme, which will operate on DCU campuses, and between campuses once legislation allows, aims to set the bar for e-scooter …

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Leicester’s e-bike share scheme opens to whole city

Leicester’s electric bike share scheme has now opened up to all city residents. A discounted trial offer will be available for a limited period and includes a reduction in the cost of scheme membership, as well as discounted usage rates for each journey taken. The scheme, known as Santander Cycles …

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Free nextbike rides initiative in Stirling extended

An initiative making nextbike journeys free for Stirling residents has been extended until June 2021. Since being introduced last summer to encourage safe active travel during the pandemic, locals have made over 20,000 trips and clocked up more than 38,000km around the city. Supported by Forth Environment Link and Cycling …

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How e-bikes can shake up the daily commute

By Jamie Milroy, co-founder and CEO at Dash Rides With the global pandemic leading to national lockdowns and concerns about social distancing, cycling in the UK has never been more popular. People are itching to get out and about, and we’re not just talking about fitness fanatics. More commuters are …

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Sunderland’s e-scooter rental trial begins

Sunderland’s e-scooter rental trial has begun, with the first of 300 e-scooters being deployed across the city. The 12-month trial, operated by Neuron Mobility in partnership with the City Council, aims to provide the city with a safe, socially distanced and environmentally-friendly transport option for those that must travel. To …

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Great Yarmouth Borough Council launches e-scooter hire trial

People can now hire electric scooters to get around Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Bradwell in an environmentally-friendly way thanks to a trial designed to support a green restart of local travel. With the support of Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Constabulary, Great Yarmouth Borough Council applied successfully to the Department …

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E-scooter trial launches in Copeland

An e-scooter trial has been launched in Copeland – and members of the public can now take part. E-scooters are available for hire from today from their base at Westlakes Science Park and various locations around Whitehaven, with rental times ranging from 20 minutes to 24 hours. Rental costs start …

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