Infrastructure

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E-scooter trial launched in Stafford

Staffordshire County Council and transport partner Amey have joined with e-scooter providers Ginger and Zwings to launch micromobility trials in Stafford and Newcastle-Under-Lyme, as part of the Adept Smart Places Live Labs programme. The Live Labs Simulate programme, run by the county council and Amey, is designed to test new …

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‘Car Free Week’ initiative aiming to change transport habits across Norfolk

Beryl and Norfolk County Council’s Pushing Ahead programme have announced a ‘Car Free Week’ initiative, aimed at changing people’s transport habits and attitudes to greener journeys. From 21st-27th September, Pushing Ahead is offering residents free rides on Beryl bikes and e-bikes to help reduce the level of motor traffic on …

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Sarajevo to ‘trust public’ and host untethered e-scooters despite global reports of misuse

Sarajevo is the latest city to play host to the e-scooter revolution after Beebee launched 72 shared rides in the Bosnian capital. The service – accessed via the Beebee app – allows users to locate the nearest e-scooter, check its battery condition and reserve it and a cost of 17KM …

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Coventry e-scooter trial paused amid ‘improper use’

A Government-backed trial in Coventry to look at the best approach to legalising the use of e-scooters has been paused after concerns that some users have been riding the scooters on pavements. The Government has amended legislation to legalise the use of e-scooters – under controlled conditions – as part …

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Free Beryl bike rides offered in Norwich to ease pressure on public transport

Norfolk County Council and Beryl are now offering free bike rides in Norwich to ease pressure on public transport and aid the city’s green recovery. Starting from today, residents will be encouraged to cycle during commuting hours with 30 minutes of free riding being offered on Beryl pedal bikes and …

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DfT approves another micromobility provider for UK e-scooter trials

Helbiz is the latest in a string of micromobility providers to be officially approved by the DfT for UK e-scooter trials. The company has also partnered with short-distance transportation manufacturer Segway-Ninebot to equip its fleets as it looks to begin operations in the region. Helbiz said it has identified over …

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Beryl extends its bike share scheme into Christchurch

Beryl’s bike share scheme has now arrived in Christchurch. 275 new bikes will be available to hire at 50 new Beryl bays via the free to download app. The bays have been selected and approved in conjunction with local authorities to ensure the scheme is in line with the needs …

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E-scooters arrive in Cape Town

South African e-scooter and vehicle technology company Electric Life Rides (ELR) is launching its service in Cape Town this month. The launch will introduce ELR’s initial electric kick scooter fleet, which will be available via its mobility hub partner, the President Hotel, in Bantry Bay. ELR scooters are equipped with …

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Voi continues UK drive with exclusive West Midlands e-scooter deal

Voi has been handed an exclusive contract to bring its e-scooters to the West Midlands. Voi will work hand in hand with Transport for West Midlands to deliver e-scooters to 5.9 million residents across Birmingham, Coventry, Kenilworth, Sandwell (West Bromwich), Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Warwickshire. The trial will cover the …

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Zipp secures €500,000 investment as it prepares UK e-scooter launch

Zipp Mobility has secured a €500,000 investment as it ramps up plans to operate several shared e-scooter trials in the UK. Investors in the Irish micromobility start-up include Brian O’Driscoll, the former captain of Leinster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions rugby teams, along with an unnamed New York-based investor. …

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