Infrastructure

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Bike share operator Beryl celebrates one year since scheme’s launch in Watford

Bike share operator Beryl, Watford Borough Council and scheme sponsor Camelot are celebrating over 90,000 journeys taken and 359,000 kilometres covered throughout the town, one year on from the scheme’s launch. The 90,000 trips taken by Beryl bikes within the one year anniversary is equivalent to over 59,200 kilograms of …

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Spin partners with London Vision for disability awareness safety module

Spin has partnered with London Vision, a non-profit supporting visually impaired and blind people in the capital. The partnership will see Spin’s e-scooter riders educated on safe riding and etiquette to help protect vulnerable pedestrian groups in the areas Spin operates. London Vision will provide Spin with a framework of …

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Wind Mobility launches in Ireland

Wind Mobility has launched its Irish operation, aiming to offer the “safest and most sustainable sharing scheme at an affordable rate” for riders in Ireland. The Berlin-headquartered company operates a fleet of tens of thousands of e-scooters in cities including Oslo, Rome, Seoul, Tel Aviv and Nottingham. The use of …

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Neuron e-scooters set to arrive in Sunderland

Neuron’s e-scooters are set to arrive in Sunderland next month, following the company’s recent launch in Newcastle. The trial will see 300 e-scooters deployed over the 12-month trial period with 100 from late March. Neuron said it looking forward to partnering with Sunderland City Council to deliver a safe, socially-distanced …

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UK AI company Vivacity Labs to expand globally with £5 million Series A funding

London-based tech company Vivacity Labs has secured £5 million of Series A funding in a VC round led by investor Mobeus, with additional funding from existing investors Downing Ventures and London Co-Investment Fund. Vivacity Labs works with government, regional bodies and local councils to rethink and optimise the way traffic …

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Halfords launches petition for law change on e-scooters

Halfords has launched a petition calling for a law change to allow electric scooters on UK roads. The retailer said it believed their safe use has the potential to ‘revolutionise’ the way we travel and can help address pollution and congestion problems. Individually owned scooters are currently illegal to use …

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Oxford’s e-scooter hire scheme launched with Voi

Residents of Oxford can now hire zero-emission e-scooters as part of a trial to allow residents to travel safely and in a socially distanced form. The launch is part of a trial led by Oxfordshire County Council and Swedish e-scooter operator Voi Technology. “Our electric scooter trial in Oxford with …

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Spin launches public hire e-scooter trial in Colchester

Spin has launched its public hire e-scooter trial in Colchester – its fourth location in the UK following Chelmsford, Basildon and Milton Keynes. Spin’s Everyday Heroes programme will be available immediately for Colchester’s NHS workers to benefit from free 30-minute e-scooter rides. So far, more than 80 NHS workers have …

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Over £600,000 awarded to e-bike projects across Scotland

The Scottish Government has awarded over £633,000 to support 45 e-bike projects across the country. Through the latest round of the eBike Grant Fund, delivered through Energy Saving Trust, schools, hospitals and community groups will establish projects to adopt e-bikes, adaptive bikes and e-cargo bikes as an alternative to car …

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Neuron e-scooters arrive in Newcastle

Neuron’s e-scooters have arrived in Newcastle with an initial 250-strong fleet. The trial, which is being operated in partnership with Newcastle City Council, will provide a safe, sustainable and socially distanced way to travel around the city. Riders in Newcastle will benefit from Neuron’s latest N3 e-scooters which have been …

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