Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

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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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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