Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

Bike sharing ‘paves the way’ to zero emission mobility in cities

European bike share operators and service providers have come together to launch a new campaign to show that “there is so much more that could be achieved” if every city in the EU maximised the availability of bike share. “We call for every city to have its own bike sharing …

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TfGM selects Beryl for Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme

Beryl has been selected by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) as its delivery partner to design, deliver and operate Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme. The scheme is part of wider plans from the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to develop Greater Manchester’s Bee Network. Phase one of the scheme …

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Voi launches city guides to celebrate Clean Air Day

Voi is launching city guides for eight UK cities as well as discounts for new riders to encourage people to get out and explore their local area as part of Clean Air Day today, 17th June. Birmingham, Bristol, Bath, Cambridge, Liverpool, Northampton, Southampton and Portsmouth each have their own guide, …

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London’s rental e-scooter trial begins

TfL, London Councils, participating boroughs and e-scooter operators Dott, Lime and Tier have today launched a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital, which will last for up to 12 months. Following the Government’s announcement to legalise rental trials of e-scooters run by local authorities, TfL and London Councils launched an …

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Tier to introduce new pricing model to discourage reckless riding in London trial

One of London’s e-scooter operators Tier is rolling out a new pricing model for the upcoming trial in the capital, designed to tackle reckless riding. The operator will introduce Safety Pricing – meaning it won’t charge riders when vehicles are stationary during trips. Typically, e-scooter riders are up against the …

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Voi kicks-off in-person educational safety events across UK

Voi is rolling out a series of in-person safety events in cities where its trials are taking place. Events are aimed at new and existing riders. During these sessions, people can familiarise themselves with the vehicles and receive ride demonstrations and training on how to ride and park an e-scooter …

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E-scooter hire schemes bring travel behaviour changes in Essex, Spin data shows

Survey data released by Spin has shown how riders across Essex have shifted their travel behaviour since the introduction of the shared e-scooter hire scheme. 82% of Spin users have opted for a ride with an e-scooter instead of driving alone at least once since the scheme has launched and, …

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Bike share schemes drive lockdown cycling rise in Scotland

Thousands of people across Scotland’s two largest cities took up cycling during lockdown as a result of coordinated bike-sharing initiatives, funded by the Scottish Government, a new report has found. Shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said promotions in Glasgow and Edinburgh, which allowed users free time on a …

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Twice as many people support use of e-scooters than oppose them, new poll finds

Just under half of people (48%) support the use of e-scooters, compared to 24% of those who don’t, a survey commissioned by Voi from findoutnow.co.uk has found. Of those in favour of the continued e-scooter roll-out, more than half believe that if we’re to lower the levels of pollution across the …

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