Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

Government seeks views on e-bikes and digital mapping to connect rural areas

Drone deliveries and digital mapping for easy-to-access walking and cycling routes could soon be a reality for people living in rural areas across the UK, following the launch of a call for evidence to help develop the Government’s Future of Transport: rural strategy. The Future of Transport: rural strategy – …

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E-scooters to be trialled in Copeland

E-scooters are to be trialled in Copeland, the Department for Transport has announced. Ginger, a micromobility company which provides electric scooters in cities across the UK, will partner with Copeland Borough Council to deliver the project. “Due to our area’s spinal mode of public transport which stretches the length of …

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E-scooter trials given green light in Essex

Pilot trials of e-scooter travel in six locations across Essex have been given a green light to go ahead. Essex County Council, working with Essex commercial partner Spin and district, borough and city councils and Essex Police, is leading on the electric scooter trials as part of its Safer, Greener, …

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North Devon Council one step closer to introducing e-scooter trial

North Devon Council is one step closer to introducing an e-scooter trial, after being granted the right to a licence by the Department for Transport (DfT). The council, working closely with Petroc and e-scooter company Voi Technology, had submitted a proposal to pilot e-scooters in North Devon. The DfT granted …

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TfL looking for e-scooter operators for year-long rental trial in capital

TfL, London Councils and London’s boroughs are working together on plans for a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital. This trial aims to promote safety standards and develop a better understanding of the impact of this emerging mode of transport on London’s roads. A competition has been launched today, which is …

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Wales’ ‘first’ public e-bike share scheme launches in Penarth

A new public electric bike share scheme has been launched in Penarth by nextbike, thanks to funding from The Vale of Glamorgan Council. The fleet of 50 e-bikes and five stations was launched on 12th November. Vale Council received numerous requests from the public to introduce its own scheme following …

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£175 million allocated for cycling and walking schemes across England

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today given councils across England £175 million to create safe space for cycling and walking, as surveys and independent polls show strong public support for high-quality schemes. The money, part of the £2 billion announced for cycling and walking in May, will fund measures including …

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority secures further funding for active travel measures

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has secured an additional £10.053 million from the Government’s Active Travel Fund, to create more space for people to travel by bike and on foot while easing the pressure on public transport and relieving congestion. This newly announced funding is in addition to the £2.5 million …

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Vivacity Labs’ AI to be used at ‘smart junctions’ in Greater Manchester

Vivacity Labs and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have announced the roll-out of AI-controlled ‘smart’ traffic junctions to accommodate the increase of active travel modes, such as cycling and walking, in the city during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using sensors with inbuilt artificial intelligence, Vivacity enables TfGM to anonymously identify different …

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More e-scooters and parking bays being made available across Yeovil

More e-scooters and parking bays are being made available across Yeovil as part of the town’s e-scooter trial scheme. Micromobility operator Zwings is working in partnership with South Somerset District Council to run the scheme. Users can recommend new parking bay locations by emailing community@zwings.co.uk. The operator is also offering …

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