Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

Waltham Forest Council receives £150,000 funding to expand e-cargo bike fleet

Waltham Forest Council has secured £150,000 funding for a new fleet of 28 e-cargo bikes, to support more zero-emission bike-based services across the borough. The council plans to use the funding to expand the e-cargo bikes available to the zero-emission delivery (ZED) scheme, increase e-cargo bike transportation for waste and …

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Voi teams up with Google in select cities around Europe

Voi has teamed up with Google in select cities around Europe, enabling users to find e-scooters, check their status and plan multi-modal trips all in the Google Maps app. Voi’s offering will now be displayed on Google Maps in more than 22 cities, allowing users to plan trips more easily …

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Spin adds e-cargo bikes to logistics fleet in Essex

Spin has reaffirmed its commitment to become carbon negative by 2025 by investing in two new e-cargo bike trials in Essex. In Colchester, working with a new local community-based initiative – the Colchester E-Cargo Bike Delivery Project – Spin is trialling an e-cargo bike delivery service to replace and recharge …

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HumanForest partners with Nutmeg ahead of London launch

E-bike sharing app HumanForest has partnered with digital wealth manager Nutmeg. The deal will see Nutmeg benefit from HumanForest’s advertising-led revenue model, where consumers receive an advert from partners before and after using a HumanForest e-bike. This model allows customers to ride for free for ten minutes each day and …

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Over half of UK adults ‘considering buying an e-bike’

A study by Bosch eBike Systems has revealed that over half of UK adults (55%) are considering purchasing an e-bike. The study polled over 2,000 people across the UK on their perceptions of e-mobility and how these have changed since the start of the pandemic. 32% said they would use …

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Spin partners with Moovit in UK, Spain and Germany

Spin has partnered with Moovit in the UK, Spain and Germany, enabling Moovit users to find Spin e-scooters. Moovit users can now opt to complete the first and last-mile leg of their journeys with Spin e-scooters that offer a COVID-safe way of getting around instead of driving private cars. A …

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Tier partners with Captur to encourage reporting of e-scooter misuse as London trial expands

Tier will further tackle e-scooter safety issues in the capital by encouraging riders and pedestrians to report misparking, misuse and abandonment through a new QR code feature. The feature, launched in partnership with AI startup Captur, is just one of the several initiatives rolled out to improve the safety of …

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Westminster joins London’s rental e-scooter trial

TfL, Westminster City Council and London Councils have announced an expansion of the capital’s rental e-scooter trial, with e-scooters available to rent in Westminster from today, 2nd August. Following the Government’s decision to legalise rental trials of e-scooters, TfL and London Councils launched a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital in June. The trial initially covered …

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Is subscription the future of urban cycling?

We’re witnessing the end of bike ownership in urban areas, writes Tom Hares, co-founder and CEO of Buzzbike Last spring, with £2 billion promised by the Government for cycling and walking initiatives, we were promised a ‘golden age’ for the bike following lockdown. For a long time now we’ve been …

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WECA’s e-scooter trial hits one million rides milestone

The West of England Combined Authority’s e-scooter trial has now passed the one million rides milestone, with over three million kilometres travelled on e-scooters around the region. Operator Voi estimates that around 370,000 car trips have been replaced since the beginning of the trial, which launched back in October 2020, …

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