Tag Archives: e-scooter trials

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Voi celebrates one year anniversary in Liverpool as e-scooter trial extends until March 2022

Voi is celebrating its first anniversary of launching in Liverpool last October. The trial scheme, which is delivered in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Liverpool City Council, has proven to be ‘one of the most popular and successful in Europe’. In recognition of this, the e-scooter …

Read More »

New data reveals mental health benefits of e-scooter hire schemes

New data released by Spin has revealed how e-scooter hire schemes have a wide range of benefits to mental wellbeing. The study explored how nearly 1,000 users felt better as a direct result of riding an e-scooter that’s part of the UK DfT’s public hire trials. The results show that …

Read More »