Infrastructure

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Beryl celebrates first anniversary of Bournemouth and Poole e-scooter scheme

Micromobility provider Beryl is celebrating the first anniversary of its e-scooter scheme in Bournemouth and Poole. Launched on 25th January 2021 in partnership with BCP Council, the DfT pilot scheme surpassed a million kilometres (1,006,442km) over the weekend from 264,346 separate journeys in its first year. Feedback from users shows …

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HumanForest partners with London-based property company Romulus to facilitate sustainable travel

HumanForest has formed a new partnership with London-based property company Romulus to facilitate free and sustainable travel for its employees and workspace members. The partnership launches in light of last week’s government guidance to encourage employees to make the transition back to the physical workplace post-Covid 19. The partnership will …

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Why micromobility needs to be a priority

Voi’s head of sustainability Sarah Badoux tells Rebecca Morley why city planning needs to focus on active travel How best to move around our cities has long been a focus for governments and local authorities, even more so recently following a shift in travel habits during the pandemic. Many campaigners …

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Shared mobility must become ‘the norm’ across UK, says Transport Minister Trudy Harrison

Transport Minister Trudy Harrison has said that shared mobility must become “the norm” across the UK as she outlined support for a system “fit for the future”. Addressing the Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) annual shared transport conference this week, the minister said the country needs to move away from “20th-century …

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Voi e-scooters now available on Free Now app in Oxford

Voi e-scooters are now available on the Free Now app in Oxford. Through this integration, Free Now users in Oxford can now unlock a Voi e-scooter through the Free Now app, allowing more people locally to use this sustainable mode of transport. Since the launch of Voi’s e-scooter trial in …

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E-scooter rides rise in first week of ULEZ expansion

The first week of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion saw more Londoners making sustainable transport choices, with the capital’s e-scooter providers Dott, Lime and TIER recording up to a 30% increase in new riders when compared to the previous week. The providers also saw an increase of just …

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Neuron launches major global technology trial

Neuron is launching a global technology trial, set to take place over six months. Starting today, 3rd November, the company will have the first of 1,500 e-scooters in cities across Australia, Canada and the UK. Neuron’s safety-first e-scooters will be fitted with a new ‘e-scooter brain’ which combines three new …

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100 million car and taxi trips in city regions could be replaced by e-bikes, report shows

Over 100 million car and taxi trips made in city regions each year could instead be on e-bikes if the Government is able to deliver its target for mode shift to cycling, according to a new report by consultants Steer for the Urban Transport Group (UTG). The report, Fully charged: …

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Voi celebrates first anniversary in West of England as trial extended until 2022

Voi is celebrating the first anniversary of launching in the West of England by announcing that its trial has been extended until March 2022. Delivered in partnership with Voi, the West of England Combined Authority and the regional councils, the scheme has proven to be popular and successful. The Combined …

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Dott e-scooters and e-bikes now available on Google Maps

Dott’s e-scooters and e-bikes are now available on Google Maps. When planning a journey, users of Google Maps will now find Dott’s e-scooters and e-bikes as a travel option, along with estimates for cost and travel time. The feature is now available in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, …

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