Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

Government ‘must do more’ to stimulate take up of e-bikes, says Halfords

Halfords is calling on the Government to introduce new incentives to make it easier for people to use e-bikes to get to work. Research commissioned by Halfords shows that six in ten UK workers are not able to work flexibly, meaning millions of people face a return to full time …

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E-scooter trial launches across Dublin City University

Ireland’s first e-scooter trial has launched across the five campuses of Dublin City University. Launched by Minister Hildegarde Naughton, this e-scooter research pilot project will involve the collaboration of four organisations: Tier, Luna, the Insight SFI Research Centre For Data Analytics, and Smart DCU (a district of Smart Dublin). The …

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Bird launches in-app safety feature to discourage people from riding under the influence

Bird has launched Safe Start, a new in-app safety feature designed to discourage people from riding under the influence. Between the hours of 10pm and 4am local time (hours are subject to change per market), riders attempting to unlock a Bird will now be asked to verify that they can …

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Zipp Mobility launches e-scooter operations in Poland

Zipp Mobility has announced its first expansion on mainland Europe with the launch of e-scooter operations in Katowice, Poland. The company also plans to launch in the surrounding cities of Sosnowiec and Dabrowa Gornicza by the end of August. Zipp will initially create at least five local jobs in Katowice, …

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Voi launches multi-channel brand campaign to encourage safe riding

Voi has launched a multi-channel brand campaign to encourage riders across the UK to ‘Ride Safe, Park Smart’ and always wear a helmet. The ads will be visible across multiple formats, including kiosks and large and small billboards across nine Voi locations: Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Liverpool, Northampton, Oxford, Portsmouth …

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Voi launches e-scooter trial of computer vision technology designed to stop pavement riding

Voi has launched the ‘world’s first’ large scale pilot of computer vision on e-scooters, installing AI technology that can detect when an e-scooter leaves the road and rides on a pavement, or when the vehicle is parked incorrectly. The operator is working with Irish micromobility startup Luna, whose technology offers …

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Moovit partners with Tier to show users nearby e-scooters

Moovit has partnered with Tier to show users where Tier e-scooters are available nearby. With a shared vision to get more cars off the road, Moovit will show users where nearby Tier scooters are available in real-time in 77 cities across 13 countries, including Germany, France and the UK. Moovit, …

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Tier teams up with Google Maps for easier access to e-scooters

Tier has teamed up with Google Maps to offer riders a new option when planning routes for the ‘first and last mile’ in 11 major European cities. Riders will be able to locate nearby Tier e-scooters directly from Google Maps, along with information like a cost estimate and anticipated arrival …

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City of London, Lambeth and Southwark join London’s rental e-scooter trial 

TfL and London Councils have expanded the capital’s trial of rental e-scooters. E-scooters are now available to rent  in the City of London and northern parts of Lambeth. Southwark will also join the trial as a ride-through borough. The expansion will mean that the number of vehicles will increase from around 600 to …

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Four new docking stations planned for Belfast Bikes

Belfast Bikes is expanding its network across the city with four new docking stations. The proposed locations are Antrim Road/Waterworks, Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre, Olympia Leisure Centre and the Kennedy Centre. Funding has been provided through the DfI Sustainable and Active Travel elements of the DfC Covid-19 Revitalisation Programme Fund. The …

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