Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

The role of 5G in the e-mobility revolution

As COVID-19 disrupts the way we travel in the short-term, rental e-scooters are emerging as a new option after UK trials began on 4th July. It is anticipated that more than 50 local authorities across the country will begin operating scooter trials in partnership with scooter rental companies who have …

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Cambridgeshire, Peterborough poised for Voi e-scooter launch

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are set to play host to expanded e-scooter trials as European operator Voi arrives in the UK. The European operator has been appointed on a 12-month trial basis to provide both e-bikes and e-scooters across the region. E-scooters will be tested in the centre of Cambridge in …

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Two-thirds of Brits may avoid public transport post-lockdown

New research from National Rail and Cycling UK has found that two-thirds (65%) of Brits may avoid public transport as the nation returns to office work. The data shows that one-fifth of Britons are weighing up commuting to work by bike, while a further 22% were concerned their bike would …

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“Small number of idiots” will not halt e-scooter trials

The roll-out of e-scooters throughout Teeside is expected to go ahead despite reports of misuse. The company behind the UK’s first trial rental scheme, Ginger, said it recognises the issues and is making changes, including increased checks. The rides are expected to be available in Redcar and Hartlepool in late …

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Post-COVID Carmageddon: DfT data confirms it’s happening

Amid the disruption, tragedy and uncertainty of COVID-19, one of the few benefits of the unfortunate situation was the change in our transport habits. The roads were clear, cities were quieter, the air was cleaner; cycling increased massively and we all enjoyed a healthier way of living. Unfortunately, it seems …

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Local councils choose Vivacity Labs for active travel insights

Vivacity Labs has been selected by dozens of UK councils to improve their active travel insights as people return to work. The transport AI company captures classifies and tracks live transport usage anonymously, 24/7, via sensors placed in major towns and cities. With this data, local authorities can not only …

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Bird suffers blow as Lime, Dott and Tier win Paris scooter permits

Lime, Dott and Tier Mobility have won permits to operate shared e-scooters throughout Paris. The announcement followed a seven-month tender process that reportedly saw 16 applicants in the race for operation in the French capital, including Voi, Wind, Spin, Comodule and Bolt. It comes as a blow to US-based Bird, …

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Advanced tracking, voice guidance and emergency 999 buttons: e-scooters are more than a simple transport alternative

Neuron Mobility weighs in on a transport revolution ahead of its launch in the UK E-scooters could become a key new mode of transport after the Government legalised the use of shared e-scooters this month, to give people a more individual transport option that allows them to continue social distancing …

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The rise of micromobility on-demand

Global Market Insights outlines how the bike-sharing sector will witness significant developments over the next few years… Over the years, the bike-sharing market has gained remarkable momentum due to the initiatives undertaken by Governments to reduce the levels of carbon emission. According to 2018 data, emissions from the transport sector …

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