Tag Archives: e-scooters

Transport Committee calls for legalisation of e-scooters

The Transport Committee has called for the legalisation of e-scooters, but said their use on pavements should be prohibited. In a report published today, E-scooters: pavement nuisance or transport innovation, the committee said that e-scooters have the potential to offer a “low cost, accessible and environmentally friendly alternative” to the …

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Voi to pay for police spot checks on riders

It has been reported today Swedish firm Voi is to pay for police patrols to carry out spot checks on e-scooter users in Birmingham and Northampton, in an effort to address concerns around irresponsible e-scooter use. The news comes after Voi and Coventry City Council announced a suspension to the …

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Neuron Mobility set for Slough e-scooter rollout

Neuron Mobility is set to roll out in Slough as part of the ongoing UK e-scooter trials. The 12-month trial, due to commence in mid-October, will see 250 rides deployed across the town. According to a joint statement from Neuron and Slough Borough Council, the operator was selected due to …

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Spin e-scooters to be scaled up in Milton Keynes following positive initial trial

Spin e-scooters are set to be scaled up throughout Milton Keynes after the rental company surpassed 10,000 rides in the town. The company’s initial rollout in the area – part of the UK’s ongoing e-scooter trials – included 100 e-scooters being placed on the streets. In the coming weeks, that …

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Beryl e-scooters arrive in Norwich

Beryl has begun to gradually roll out e-scooters in Norwich – adding another sustainable journey option to its multimodal smart fleet.  As part of the agreed 12-month trial with Norfolk County Council and the Department for Transport, Beryl will slowly introduce up to 100 e-scooters available for hire alongside its …

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E-scooters and the cycling industry: Richard Thorpe, Gocycle

E-scooters have evolved to become one of the key cycling industry talking points in recent years. Four industry stalwarts give their take on e-scooters’ impact on the cycling industry and the micromobility market as a whole. Today, we hear from Gocycle’s Richard Thorpe I’ll jump straight to the point – …

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E-scooter trial launched in Stafford

Staffordshire County Council and transport partner Amey have joined with e-scooter providers Ginger and Zwings to launch micromobility trials in Stafford and Newcastle-Under-Lyme, as part of the Adept Smart Places Live Labs programme. The Live Labs Simulate programme, run by the county council and Amey, is designed to test new …

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Sarajevo to ‘trust public’ and host untethered e-scooters despite global reports of misuse

Sarajevo is the latest city to play host to the e-scooter revolution after Beebee launched 72 shared rides in the Bosnian capital. The service – accessed via the Beebee app – allows users to locate the nearest e-scooter, check its battery condition and reserve it and a cost of 17KM …

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Zipp Mobility appoints new COO, accelerates e-scooter trial plans

Zipp Mobility has appointed Peter McGannon-Gomez as COO as part of plans to accelerate its shared e-scooter trial operations across the UK. McGannon-Gomez previously served as vice president of operations a Blue Duck Scooters, a San Antonio-based company operating e-scooters in seven cities across Texas and the south-east. Zipp was …

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Coventry e-scooter trial paused amid ‘improper use’

A Government-backed trial in Coventry to look at the best approach to legalising the use of e-scooters has been paused after concerns that some users have been riding the scooters on pavements. The Government has amended legislation to legalise the use of e-scooters – under controlled conditions – as part …

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