Infrastructure

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Post-COVID Carmageddon: DfT data confirms it’s happening

Amid the disruption, tragedy and uncertainty of COVID-19, one of the few benefits of the unfortunate situation was the change in our transport habits. The roads were clear, cities were quieter, the air was cleaner; cycling increased massively and we all enjoyed a healthier way of living. Unfortunately, it seems …

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Local councils choose Vivacity Labs for active travel insights

Vivacity Labs has been selected by dozens of UK councils to improve their active travel insights as people return to work. The transport AI company captures classifies and tracks live transport usage anonymously, 24/7, via sensors placed in major towns and cities. With this data, local authorities can not only …

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Bird suffers blow as Lime, Dott and Tier win Paris scooter permits

Lime, Dott and Tier Mobility have won permits to operate shared e-scooters throughout Paris. The announcement followed a seven-month tender process that reportedly saw 16 applicants in the race for operation in the French capital, including Voi, Wind, Spin, Comodule and Bolt. It comes as a blow to US-based Bird, …

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Advanced tracking, voice guidance and emergency 999 buttons: e-scooters are more than a simple transport alternative

Neuron Mobility weighs in on a transport revolution ahead of its launch in the UK E-scooters could become a key new mode of transport after the Government legalised the use of shared e-scooters this month, to give people a more individual transport option that allows them to continue social distancing …

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The rise of micromobility on-demand

Global Market Insights outlines how the bike-sharing sector will witness significant developments over the next few years… Over the years, the bike-sharing market has gained remarkable momentum due to the initiatives undertaken by Governments to reduce the levels of carbon emission. According to 2018 data, emissions from the transport sector …

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Mayors outline ’15-minute cities’ for post-COVID sustainability

An international coalition of mayors has called for the development of ’15-minute cities’ as part of a post-COVID sustainability plan. The group claims residents should be able to meet all work and recreational needs within a 15-minute walk or bike ride from home. C40 Cities is an international group of …

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Newcastle declared ‘most e-scooter-friendly’ city amid UK trials

Newcastle is the city most prepared for an e-scooter revolution, according to Uswitch research. The E-Scootability Index, which takes into account data from Britain’s 40 most populated cities, come as initial UK trials take place in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees. The data is based on air quality, …

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E-scooters and the cycling industry: The ACT

E-scooters have evolved to become one of the key cycling industry talking points in recent years. Four industry stalwarts give their take on e-scooters’ impact on the cycling industry and the micromobility market as a whole. Today, we hear from the ACT. Despite the first e-cooter being introduced over a …

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Swiftmile raises $5 million for micromobility charging stations

Swiftmile has raised $5 million as it looks to further deployment of its charging stations for e-bikes and e-scooters throughout US and European cities. The investment round, led by Thayer Ventures with participation from Verizon Ventures, Alumni Ventures Groups and WSGR, brings total Swiftmile funding to $11 million. The startup …

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E-scooter support could see car journeys fall 20%, says Voi UK GM

Voi UK general manager Richard Corbett yesterday appeared before the Transport Select Committee to answer questions about how e-scooters will be trialled on UK streets from September. Voi told MPs that one in five car journeys in the UK could be replaced by an e-scooter trip, if cities get behind …

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