Infrastructure

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Electrifying the transport sector

The Ebike Summit 2020, in partnership with EDF Energy, took place online last month, with speakers discussing how the e-bike industry can help promote sustainable transport. Rebecca Morley looks at what this means moving forward E-bikes have been growing in popularity for some time – offering people an easier, sweat-free …

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Lime and Citymapper partner to help cities drive sustainable transport recoveries

Lime has partnered with Citymapper, allowing users to locate Lime e-bikes and scooters in 21 cities around the world. It will create a streamlined user experience to encourage more people out of their cars as they get moving again following recent lockdown measures. Users will quickly be able to find …

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Voi e-scooters arriving in two new UK towns this week

Voi will launch services in Kettering and West Bromwich town centres this week. Initially, there will be 50 scooters available to rent in Kettering from 4am to 11pm. In Sandwell, there will be 25 Voi scooters available to hire close to West Bromwich town centre with more set to be …

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Voi e-bike scheme to launch in Cambridge and Peterborough next month

People in Cambridge and Peterborough city centres will soon be able to publicly hire electric bikes as they are rolled out by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority in collaboration with Voi Technology. From the 12th January 2021, the public will be able to enjoy greener and healthier journeys on …

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Cycling UK warns of ‘crippling’ congestion post-pandemic

Cycling UK has warned that an increase in private car use could lead to ‘crippling’ congestion and cost the economy over £15 billion per year, unless more is done to make it easier for people to walk and cycle shorter distances. The charity has raised its concerns as England emerges …

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Buckinghamshire’s e-scooter trials see ‘electrifying’ start

E-scooters running in Aylesbury and High Wycombe have covered the equivalent of travelling from New York to Los Angeles in their first full week of operation, Buckinghamshire Council and operator Zipp Mobility have said. The 50 strong fleet of e-scooters, which were used over 1,330 times, clocked up more than …

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Spin e-scooters arriving in Basildon next week

Spin is launching its first Essex public hire e-scooter trial in Basildon next Monday, 7th December. 50 e-scooters will be available for hire in the town. This is the first step in a managed phased launch which Spin is looking to gradually expand hand in hand with demand and working …

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Poll shows support for shared transport schemes in Scotland

A new opinion poll by Survation for Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) has found that 50% of people in Scotland support measures to increase the use of shared transport models, with only 13% opposed. The transport charity has called for more action to increase car clubs and bike-sharing to help tackle …

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E-scooter trial zone set to expand in Birmingham

The operating area of Birmingham’s e-scooter trial is to be expanded to the north and southwest of the city from 4th December. The expansion will include the A38 and A34 cycling corridors respectively, allowing people to reach key destinations by e-scooter including: – The University of Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, …

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E-scooters: A shot in the arm for bike share schemes?

E-scooters are impossible to ignore in today’s discussions surrounding mobility and active travel, particularly as people’s transport habits change with COVID-19. But what impact are they having on bike share schemes? Rebecca Morley reports Many bike share schemes have seen a boom in ridership over recent months, mirroring the trends …

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