Tag Archives: Government

Voi extends e-scooter trial contracts into 2022 and proposes new classification for e-scooters

Voi has proposed a change in the law to give e-scooters their own vehicle classification. The operator has licences to operate in 17 UK towns and cities, giving Voi 60% of the UK market share. Voi’s e-scooters and e-bikes are available in major cities across the UK including Birmingham, Liverpool, …

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New report calls for updated Highways Act ahead of Government’s CWIS2

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW) has released its inquiry report into the Government’s upcoming second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS2). Included in those recommendations is the call for the introduction of a new Highways Act. The purpose of which would be to require highway authorities to …

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Voi launches recruitment drive through Government’s Kickstart Scheme

Voi is recruiting 25 young people to its UK operations in Liverpool, Cambridge, Bristol, Oxford, Portsmouth, Southampton, Birmingham and Northampton. The new positions are being offered through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme which is helping to create new jobs for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of …

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E-scooter trial end date extended to spring 2022

The end date for e-scooter trials has been extended to spring 2022. Local areas have been able to run e-scooter rental trials, for use on roads, cycle lanes and tracks only, since 4th July last year. While it is legal to buy or sell an e-scooter, riding them on public …

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Governments urged to prioritise micromobility over cars

The International Transport Forum (ITF) has released a report detailing how Governments should be encouraging people to leave their cars at home and use more sustainable transport alternatives. The report says that reducing dependence on cars is ‘vital’ for improving our lives, and cutting down on the environmental and social …

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E-mobility specialist Pure Electric launches campaign for ‘Cycle in Retirement’ plan

Pure Electric has called on the Government to encourage over 65s to get back in the saddle through a new, nationwide ‘Cycle in Retirement’ scheme. Under the plans, retired Brits would be given a 20% discount on a new bike or e-bike of their choice through a voucher scheme linked to …

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Government ‘promises decision’ on legal status of e-scooters following trials

Understanding the positive and negative impacts of electric scooters from the data and evidence of current on-road trials will be key to the decision about whether they will be legalised, the Government has told the Transport Committee. The Transport Committee has published the Government’s Response to its report, E-scooters: pavement …

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Government seeks views on e-bikes and digital mapping to connect rural areas

Drone deliveries and digital mapping for easy-to-access walking and cycling routes could soon be a reality for people living in rural areas across the UK, following the launch of a call for evidence to help develop the Government’s Future of Transport: rural strategy. The Future of Transport: rural strategy – …

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Government set to introduce e-bike subsidy scheme

The Government is reportedly planning to introduce a scheme next spring to subsidise the purchase of electric bikes. The scheme is expected to bring consumers savings of about a third of the retail price of an e-bike, although the Government is yet to reveal full details. Trials will begin in …

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