Tag Archives: London

Councils working with Vivacity Labs for active travel insights in Sutton and Kingston

Sutton and Kingston Councils will be working with UK-based transport AI company Vivacity Labs to help improve active travel insight and the safety of high footfall areas. The councils, as part of the InnOvaTe project, will utilise Vivacity’s AI and Internet of Things (IoT) technology to provide data on different …

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Santander Cycles sees record new users during tenth anniversary year

Figures released by TfL have shown a 167% rise in new 24-hour Santander Cycles membership registrations in the year to December 2020, representing the largest increase in the scheme’s ten-year history, Total hire numbers for 2020 were 10,434,167, an increase of around 6,000 hires from 2019, despite an overall reduction …

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MET Police issues open letter to retailers on responsible sale of e-scooters

The Metropolitan Police, alongside its partners at the Mayor’s Office for London, has issued an open letter to retailers on the responsible sale of e-scooters. Privately owned e-scooters remain illegal on roads and in public places in the UK, but the letter says many customers may not be aware of …

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TfL looking for e-scooter operators for year-long rental trial in capital

TfL, London Councils and London’s boroughs are working together on plans for a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital. This trial aims to promote safety standards and develop a better understanding of the impact of this emerging mode of transport on London’s roads. A competition has been launched today, which is …

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HumanForest launches £1 million crowdfunding campaign to roll out more e-bikes

HumanForest has launched a £1 million crowdfunding campaign with Crowdcube, following a trial in Islington and Camden and a seed investment round of £1.8 million. Capital raised through the campaign will be used to buy more e-bikes, allowing the company to open in ten London boroughs next spring with 1,000 …

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London ‘among worst UK cities for cyclists’ finds study

Wiggle has revealed research into the best and worst cities for cyclists, finding that London is ‘among the worst in the UK’. The data, which analysed sentiment from over 6,000 UK sports enthusiasts, found that 54% of London cyclists surveyed don’t feel safe due to the capital’s ‘aggressive’  drivers. 50% …

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Open letter calls for Government to support rollout of micromobility vehicles across London

Centre for London and 16 other organisations – the London Micromobility Alliance – have today published an open letter calling on the Government to support the rollout of micromobility vehicles – e-scooters, e-cargo bikes and e-bikes – across the capital… Dear Minister, While we need to socially distance, public transport …

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Outer London traffic congestion ‘worse than 2019 levels’

Traffic congestion is currently increasing in London and is now above 2019 levels outside the city centre, new analysis by Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDF Europe) has found. The analysis is based on data from the Waze for Cities Programme, from May 2020 onwards. In the last week, average congestion …

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HumanForest partners with Rude Health to ‘help get London up and about again’

HumanForest has partnered with Rude Health as part of its mission to “change mobility behaviour” across London. The e-bike sharer scheme, which is available for free for 20 minutes every day, is searching for partner companies which share its vision to offer eco-friendly mobility solutions. “Londoners’ mobility habits are changing …

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Free e-bike sharer scheme launches in Islington

HumanForest, London’s ‘first’ free, shared e-bike scheme, has launched in Islington. The scheme, which is set to roll out over 1,000 e-bikes across London in the coming months, has delivered 200 rides to the north London borough. Offering twenty free minutes daily, HumanForest is facilitating a “fun, active and sustainable …

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