Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

Southampton City Council launches new electric cargo bike loan scheme

Local organisations in Southampton can now benefit from a new scheme supporting the uptake of alternative sustainable delivery methods across the city region. The RIDES (Realising Innovative Deliveries in Southampton and Eastleigh) project has been launched by Southampton City Council in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council and will see a …

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Vivacity Labs’ AI traffic signal control to be trialled in Cambridge

Vivacity Labs’ AI traffic signal control is to be trialled at some of the busiest junctions in Cambridge to help cut congestion and improve air quality. The 12-month trial will investigate how camera-based sensors and machine learning can be used to optimise traffic signals to improve traffic flow, reduce journey …

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Co Bikes opens new dockless station in Princesshay

Co Bikes has announced the opening of a new electric bike station in Princesshay Shopping Centre. The station is located on Bedford Street, between Nationwide and Russell and Bromley, and is the latest in a series of dockless stations. These need no fixed infrastructure for bikes to be locked into …

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New housing developments in Scotland ‘should contain mobility hubs’, says CoMoUK

Large housing developments should contain mobility hubs for transport as a condition of planning consent to improve the environment and reduce congestion, ministers have been told. Responding to a Scottish Government consultation, shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said greener travel should be ‘at the heart’ of the country’s …

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West Midlands Cycle Hire launches in Wolverhampton and Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands Cycle Hire has opened to the public with the grey and green bikes now available on the streets of Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton. Up to 20 docking stations have been placed at key locations around Wolverhampton, including outside the bus station, with five docks also up and running …

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Voi teams up with DriveTech for online road safety module

Voi has teamed up with DriveTech to deliver a training programme to support its commitment to safe e-scooter use. “Together, we created an online learning module to help our riders and the public become familiar with e-scooters, identify risks on the road, and learn what they can do to encourage …

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Spin launches public hire e-scooter trial in Clacton-on-Sea

Spin has launched its public hire e-scooter trial in Clacton-on-Sea – its fifth location in the UK following Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon and Milton Keynes. So far, more than 15,000 rides have been taken in Essex since launch. This is part of the managed pilot trials that Essex County Council is …

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Duckt launches pilot project in Paris for universal charging docks technology

Micromobility infrastructure innovator Duckt has been awarded a pilot project for the installation of 150 dock, lock and charge points across the Paris Rive Gauche. The project aims to demonstrate how universal charging infrastructure can accelerate micromobility use to reduce climate impact in the city. After responding to a Paris …

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Voi e-scooters set to arrive in Portsmouth and Southampton

Voi e-scooters are set to arrive in Portsmouth and Southampton on 16th and 18th March respectively. The launch is part of a 12-month trial funded by the Department for Transport, which began on the Isle of Wight in November 2020. The trial is being led by Solent Transport, a partnership …

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Governments urged to prioritise micromobility over cars

The International Transport Forum (ITF) has released a report detailing how Governments should be encouraging people to leave their cars at home and use more sustainable transport alternatives. The report says that reducing dependence on cars is ‘vital’ for improving our lives, and cutting down on the environmental and social …

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