Tag Archives: e-scooters

Bolt publishes 2022 scooter safety report showing 26% lower injury rate year-on-year

Micromobility provider Bolt has launched its 2022 safety report. The company registered over five times more rides in 2021 in comparison to 2020, while decreasing its injury ratio by 26%. The increase in rides is a result of launching scooter operations in new markets as well as promoting micromobility as …

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Bolt set to deploy 16,000 e-bikes across Europe over next six months

Bolt has announced the latest expansion of its micromobility services, with 16,000 new e-bikes set to be deployed over the next six months across more than 30 European cities. The company, which has already launched e-bikes in Madrid, Stockholm, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Oslo and Krakow in 2022, announced this latest round …

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Tier takes over Essex’s shared e-scooter scheme following Spin acquisition

Micromobility operator Tier has started managing the operations of the shared e-scooter scheme in Essex, in partnership with Essex County Council, as part of the nationwide trials run by the DfT. This follows Tier’s recent acquisition of Spin, the Ford-owned company that has run the service since the beginning of …

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E-scooter legislation won’t apply to Northern Ireland, according to report

The UK Government’s plans for update e-scooter legislation won’t automatically apply in Northern Ireland, according to a report. Earlier this month, the Government announced plans for a new low-speed, low-emission vehicle category, which would pave the way for private-use e-scooters on public roads.  The update would form part of the …

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Cambridgeshire police hail success of crackdown on illegal e-scooter use 

A police operation in Cambridgeshire has been hailed a success after officers enforced a crackdown on illegal e-scooter use. Operation Scoot, launched to tackle the illegal use of electric scooters on public roads, anti-social behaviour, and scooter thefts, was established following a spike in calls from members of the public.  …

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Government announces plans for new e-scooter vehicle category

The Government has announced plans for a new vehicle category that would pave the way for the legalisation of private-use e-scooters.  Following the Queen’s Speech earlier this week, details have been gradually emerging about the Government’s new Transport Bill, which will include updated legislation for privately-owned electric scooters.  Speaking in …

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Government confirms new e-scooter legislation is on the way in Transport Bill 

A Government spokesperson has confirmed that new e-scooter legislation is on the way in the upcoming Transport Bill.  On Tuesday (10th May), the UK Government set out its plans for new laws in the upcoming parliamentary session in the Queen’s Speech,  While there was no specific mention of electric scooters …

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Will innovations in e-scooter safety lead to a change in rules against road-use?

By Dominic O’Connor, Senior Associate at international intellectual property firm, Marks & Clerk In the UK you can’t use your own e-scooter on the road, but a Government trial could soon change that. Central to the success of the trial will be whether safety concerns with scooters can be overcome, …

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UK government urged to consider mandatory helmets for private e-scooters by safety charity  

A safety charity has urged the UK Government to consider restrictions on private e-scooter use, including mandatory helmets.  The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), a registered-charity that aims to inform the House of Commons and House of Lords and safety issues, has set out its recommendations for private …

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Tighter regulation needed to encourage e-scooter use, claim insurance groups

E-scooters need to be more tightly regulated in order to encourage their use in the UK, according to a collection of insurance groups.  A number of insurance organisations have written to the Government to reiterate their support of sustainable transport methods like electric scooters, but have also set out a …

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