Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

How software is shaping the next generation of e-bikes

By Tanguy Goretti, Cowboy founder Over the past decade, digital transformation has taken place across most industries, and the bike world is no exception. At a time when cycling has never been more popular, software has been a key tool in attracting new customers as we look to grow the …

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Santander Cycles sees record new users during tenth anniversary year

Figures released by TfL have shown a 167% rise in new 24-hour Santander Cycles membership registrations in the year to December 2020, representing the largest increase in the scheme’s ten-year history, Total hire numbers for 2020 were 10,434,167, an increase of around 6,000 hires from 2019, despite an overall reduction …

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Beryl’s bike share schemes see surge in female ridership and new cyclists

British micromobility provider Beryl has recorded strong ridership throughout 2020, with its bike share schemes across the UK showing a surge in female ridership and new people cycling. As the UK experienced a boom in cycling, Beryl’s bike share schemes across the UK, including Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Norwich, Watford and …

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Neuron e-scooters coming to Newcastle in 2021

Neuron’s e-scooters are coming to Newcastle with a trial set to begin in early 2021. The company said it looks forward to partnering with Newcastle City Council to deliver a ‘safe, socially-distanced and environmentally-friendly’ service. The trial, subject to final Government approval, will see an initial roll-out of 250 e-scooters …

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Birmingham City Council launches e-cargo bikes in time for Christmas deliveries

Birmingham City Council received its first batch of e-cargo bikes last Friday, 18th December. Manufactured by Raleigh, the bikes will be used by the Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) to support community food deliveries in the lead-up to Christmas. In May this year, Birmingham was one of the local authorities to …

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Voi joins forces with CityMaaS and Captur to help make streets more accessible

Voi has partnered with CityMaaS and Captur to give road users a simple way to locate, navigate and report any misplaced scooters that may cause concern to the public. This collaboration will allow the e-scooter operator and local authorities to make more informed decisions, making the necessary adjustments to the …

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West Midlands cycle hire scheme to launch next year with 1,500 bikes

A new cycle hire scheme is due to launch across the West Midlands next year. The operator of London’s Santander Cycles has been appointed by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) to offer bikes for hire in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Wolverhampton and Walsall from next spring. Contractor Serco will …

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Tier launches UK and Ireland Safety Board to raise e-scooter safety standards

Tier has launched a UK and Ireland Safety Board to ‘raise the bar’ for safety standards across the e-scooter sector. The board comprises senior independent experts in road safety, COVID risk, accessibility and visual impairment, with figures representing Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety, UCL Centre for Transport Studies, Transport …

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Government ‘promises decision’ on legal status of e-scooters following trials

Understanding the positive and negative impacts of electric scooters from the data and evidence of current on-road trials will be key to the decision about whether they will be legalised, the Government has told the Transport Committee. The Transport Committee has published the Government’s Response to its report, E-scooters: pavement …

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E-scooter trial to be launched in Chester

People in Chester will soon be able to get around using hired electric scooters as part of a trial to encourage greener travel methods. Cheshire West and Chester Council, in partnership with e-scooter provider Ginger, will launch a 12-month trial in the city from Monday, 21st December. The trial is …

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