Infrastructure

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Tier partners with Lazarillo to improve safety standards for blind and partially sighted pedestrians

Tier has partnered with Lazarillo to offer greater protection and improve safety standards for blind and partially sighted pedestrians. The Lazarillo app works by providing users with real-time audio messages about streets they are walking, while also helping them navigate through buildings such as shops or restaurants. The partnership will …

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Taunton’s e-scooter trial extends to Bathpool and Monkton Heathfield

Taunton’s e-scooter trial is being extended out to Bathpool and Monkton Heathfield. The trial, being run by SWT with Zipp Mobility, provides a zero-carbon way to get around town and allow for social distancing. Since the launch in Taunton in October 2020, the scheme has registered over 6,000 users, making …

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Bird develops skid detection system to encourage safe e-scooter riding

Bird has developed a skid detection system to help encourage safe and compliant e-scooter riding. Skidding tyres can have several causes, the company said, including hazardous riding behaviour, excessive braking force and worn tyres or tyre tread. The system will help proactively alert its operations teams to any of these …

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Tier partners with Fantasmo to create “world’s most accurate” e-scooter parking system

Tier has partnered with next-generation mapping company Fantasmo to create the “world’s most accurate” e-scooter parking system. Starting in Paris and York, Tier will implement Fantasmo’s ‘Camera Positioning System’ (CPS), a new positioning technology that is “ten times more accurate” than GPS and can validate e-scooter parking within 20 cm …

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Voi bringing electric scooter hire scheme to Oxford

Residents in the Headington area of Oxford will soon be able to rent an e-scooter as part of a trial to allow residents to both travel in a socially distanced manner and cut carbon emissions. The launch is part of a 12-month trial led by Oxfordshire County Council and e-scooter …

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Bristol and Bath e-scooter trial area expands as free rides for NHS and key emergency workers reintroduced

The operating area for e-scooters has been expanded in Bristol and Bath, following the successful launch of the West of England Combined Authority’s trial in October. The expansion will allow people to reach new destinations by e-scooter including Bishopston, St Werburghs, Easton and Bedminster in Bristol and Oldfield Park and …

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How software is shaping the next generation of e-bikes

By Tanguy Goretti, Cowboy founder Over the past decade, digital transformation has taken place across most industries, and the bike world is no exception. At a time when cycling has never been more popular, software has been a key tool in attracting new customers as we look to grow the …

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Santander Cycles sees record new users during tenth anniversary year

Figures released by TfL have shown a 167% rise in new 24-hour Santander Cycles membership registrations in the year to December 2020, representing the largest increase in the scheme’s ten-year history, Total hire numbers for 2020 were 10,434,167, an increase of around 6,000 hires from 2019, despite an overall reduction …

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Beryl’s bike share schemes see surge in female ridership and new cyclists

British micromobility provider Beryl has recorded strong ridership throughout 2020, with its bike share schemes across the UK showing a surge in female ridership and new people cycling. As the UK experienced a boom in cycling, Beryl’s bike share schemes across the UK, including Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Norwich, Watford and …

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Neuron e-scooters coming to Newcastle in 2021

Neuron’s e-scooters are coming to Newcastle with a trial set to begin in early 2021. The company said it looks forward to partnering with Newcastle City Council to deliver a ‘safe, socially-distanced and environmentally-friendly’ service. The trial, subject to final Government approval, will see an initial roll-out of 250 e-scooters …

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