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Newcastle declared ‘most e-scooter-friendly’ city amid UK trials

Newcastle is the city most prepared for an e-scooter revolution, according to Uswitch research. The E-Scootability Index, which takes into account data from Britain’s 40 most populated cities, come as initial UK trials take place in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees. The data is based on air quality, …

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DfT outlines e-scooter trial guidelines

The Department for Transport (DfT) has released initial guidelines clarifying safety, licensing and legal issues following the commencement of UK trials from 4th July. The rules for private e-scooters, the DfT emphasised, have not changed. It remains illegal to use them in public, and doing so could end in users …

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Industry reacts to UK e-scooter trials

UK e-scooter trials are finally going ahead this week after being given the green light from 4th July. The trials are designed to help understand whether the devices reduce motor traffic, as well as their impacts on safety for their users and others. They will be strictly prohibited on pavements, …

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New York legalises e-bikes and e-scooters

New York has legalised e-bikes, e-scooters and pedal-assist in a significant u-turn. The state previously confronted e-bikes with $500 fines and even confiscation by the NYPD. The new regulations will reportedly legalise pedal-assist bicycles that travel up to 20mph, e-bikes that travel up to 25mph and e-scooters with speeds up …

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