Tag Archives: e-scooter trials

Canterbury e-scooter rental trial to end in November

Kent County Council has announced that the Canterbury electric scooter trial is to finish at the end of November. The council launched the trial of rental e-scooters in Canterbury with operator Bird on 2nd November 2020. The project aimed to bring affordable, environmentally friendly e-scooters to the city as part …

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E-scooter trials cause confusion around illegal scooter use, says Cambridgeshire police commissioner 

Shared e-scooter schemes may cause confusion around the illegal scooter use, according to Cambridgeshire’s police and crime commissioner.   Darryl Preston, the publicly elected official who helps hold police to account in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has said that many members of the public do not understand the law around privately-owned e-scooters, …

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Educate e-scooter riders before prosecuting them, says senior police officer 

E-scooter riders finding themselves on the wrong side of the law should be educated before resorting to prosecution, a police chief has said.  It is currently illegal to ride private-use e-scooters on public roads, but despite the law the use of battery-powered scooters continues to grow.  While the Government is …

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All trial e-scooters will have to display number plates from April 

The UK Government has updated its guidance on e-scooter trials, as all scooters will now have to have a visible number plate.  On February 22, the Department for Transport and Active Travel England published an update to its e-scooter trial guidance document, setting out changes that come into effect on …

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London’s e-scooter trial exceeds half a million trips

TfL and e-scooter operators Dott, Lime and Tier have released new data that shows the progress of the capital’s trial, with more than 585,000 trips now made, covering a total of 1.6 million kilometres. Around 180,000 people have used the scheme to date and the most rides by a single …

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More than 350,000km travelled on Tier e-scooters in London since trial launch

New analysis from Tier has revealed that more than 350,000km have been travelled using its e-scooters in London since the trial began in June. The data, released to mark the six-month anniversary of the launch of the trial in the capital, also revealed the top ten destinations and most popular …

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E-scooter rides rise in first week of ULEZ expansion

The first week of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion saw more Londoners making sustainable transport choices, with the capital’s e-scooter providers Dott, Lime and TIER recording up to a 30% increase in new riders when compared to the previous week. The providers also saw an increase of just …

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Neuron launches major global technology trial

Neuron is launching a global technology trial, set to take place over six months. Starting today, 3rd November, the company will have the first of 1,500 e-scooters in cities across Australia, Canada and the UK. Neuron’s safety-first e-scooters will be fitted with a new ‘e-scooter brain’ which combines three new …

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Voi celebrates first anniversary in West of England as trial extended until 2022

Voi is celebrating the first anniversary of launching in the West of England by announcing that its trial has been extended until March 2022. Delivered in partnership with Voi, the West of England Combined Authority and the regional councils, the scheme has proven to be popular and successful. The Combined …

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Spin e-scooter trials in Essex extended to March 2022

Spin and Essex County Council have announced the extension of its e-scooter hire schemes in Essex to March 2022, aligned with the updated DfT legislation. In agreement with the local authority districts, Spin will continue to offer short term hire to riders in Basildon, Chelmsford and Colchester and it will …

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