Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

Research project launched into off-road e-bike use in Britain

British Cycling has joined forces with other cycling organisations and recreational land managers to support a new, long-term research project to be undertaken by Edinburgh Napier University into the use of off-road e-bikes, including electric mountain bikes. The research will focus on current and future trends as well as the …

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Wind reports high e-scooter demand in first six months of Nottingham trial

Wind Mobility has reported high demand for its e-scooters after the first six months of its trial in Nottingham. Since the launch of the trial in October 2020, residents have taken more than 240,000 rides on Wind’s yellow e-scooters with an average distance of 1.9 miles per trip. In total, …

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Tier launches Ireland Safety Board to raise safety standards in e-scooter market

Tier has launched an Ireland Safety Board, aiming to raise safety standards in the Irish e-scooter market ahead of the Government’s plans to legalise the vehicles. Representatives from the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) and the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) are among the senior independent experts …

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AI scale-up Vivacity Labs receives Innovation Award

London-based AI scale-up Vivacity Labs has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The Vivacity Labs team received the Innovation Award for its technology that supports government, regional bodies and local councils to re-think and optimise the way traffic and transport infrastructure is built and used. Established in 2016, …

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Tier welcomes prioritisation of e-scooter legislation in Irish Government summer session

Tier has welcomed moves to prioritise the legalisation of e-scooters in the Irish Government’s summer session legislative programme. The Road Traffic (Misc Provisions) Bill, which will legislate for and regularise the usage of e-scooters, is contained within the Legislation Programme Summer Session 2021 document which was published yesterday, 26th April, …

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Voi expands strategic partnership with mobility platform Free Now

Voi’s shared e-scooters are now available in three additional German cities: Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Cologne. In April 2020, Voi was the first sharing provider to integrate with Free Now’s MaaS platform. The operator has expanded its strategic partnership with the German mobility platform to include all three new cities; the …

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Voi launches enhanced ‘End of Ride Photo’ feature to promote safe parking

Voi has launched the enhanced ‘End of Ride Photo’ feature to encourage good parking behaviour amongst e-scooter riders. Users are required to take and submit a photo of their parked scooter after each ride. Voi’s support team then reviews the photo and takes actions if the safe parking guidelines have …

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York expands e-scooter trial with roll-out of Tier e-bikes

York is expanding its e-scooter trial with the roll-out of 50 e-bikes from Tier. Riders can pick up the e-bikes from various locations in the city, including both of York’s university campuses and York Hospital, and ride them on a number of dedicated routes. Renting an e-bike will cost the …

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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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