Infrastructure

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Free Beryl bike rides offered in Norwich to ease pressure on public transport

Norfolk County Council and Beryl are now offering free bike rides in Norwich to ease pressure on public transport and aid the city’s green recovery. Starting from today, residents will be encouraged to cycle during commuting hours with 30 minutes of free riding being offered on Beryl pedal bikes and …

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DfT approves another micromobility provider for UK e-scooter trials

Helbiz is the latest in a string of micromobility providers to be officially approved by the DfT for UK e-scooter trials. The company has also partnered with short-distance transportation manufacturer Segway-Ninebot to equip its fleets as it looks to begin operations in the region. Helbiz said it has identified over …

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Beryl extends its bike share scheme into Christchurch

Beryl’s bike share scheme has now arrived in Christchurch. 275 new bikes will be available to hire at 50 new Beryl bays via the free to download app. The bays have been selected and approved in conjunction with local authorities to ensure the scheme is in line with the needs …

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E-scooters arrive in Cape Town

South African e-scooter and vehicle technology company Electric Life Rides (ELR) is launching its service in Cape Town this month. The launch will introduce ELR’s initial electric kick scooter fleet, which will be available via its mobility hub partner, the President Hotel, in Bantry Bay. ELR scooters are equipped with …

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Voi continues UK drive with exclusive West Midlands e-scooter deal

Voi has been handed an exclusive contract to bring its e-scooters to the West Midlands. Voi will work hand in hand with Transport for West Midlands to deliver e-scooters to 5.9 million residents across Birmingham, Coventry, Kenilworth, Sandwell (West Bromwich), Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Warwickshire. The trial will cover the …

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Zipp secures €500,000 investment as it prepares UK e-scooter launch

Zipp Mobility has secured a €500,000 investment as it ramps up plans to operate several shared e-scooter trials in the UK. Investors in the Irish micromobility start-up include Brian O’Driscoll, the former captain of Leinster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions rugby teams, along with an unnamed New York-based investor. …

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Lime brings Jump bikes back to Sacramento Region

Lime has relaunched Jump bikes in the SACOG region, restoring an option for those looking for safe, sustainable and socially distanced transportation options. Sacramento and West Sacramento are the fifth relaunch of Jump bikes in the US, following Lime’s acquisition of the brand earlier this year, with several others anticipated …

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Joyride launches ‘instant’ ID verification for e-scooter rentals

Joyride has launched an ‘instant’ ID verification system allowing e-scooter rental providers to offer quick access to their fleets. The micromobility turnkey solutions provider hopes to tackle long-winded verification processes with a speedy driver’s licence scan paired with a user selfie. While offered globally, the service is particularly relevant to …

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‘Take responsibility’: Micromobility firms to be fined for dumped e-scooters

Oslo is cracking down on e-scooter dumping, fining micromobility providers who fail to keep the Norwegian capital’s streets clear. Arild Hermstad, city councillor for environment and transport in Oslo, told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet: “We have expected that the companies would take social responsibility and that the situation would improve. It …

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Voi set for UK debut with Northamptonshire e-scooter trials

Voi is preparing its first UK e-scooter fleet after being selected to run e-scooter trials across Northampton and Kettering. The Swedish e-scooter provider becomes part of the Smart Move Northamptonshire initiative, which plans to utilise new technology and innovative solutions to help manage the transport network. It also aims to …

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