Tag Archives: micromobility

Bird debuts cutting edge smart sidewalk protection

Bird has announced the first-of-its-kind “smart sidewalk” protection technology – a sensor fusion solution – designed and developed in partnership with u-blox. Smart Sidewalk Protection, which is integrated into Bird’s vehicles, is designed to prevent micromobility devices from being used on sidewalks and footpaths. As more and more cities look …

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Accessibility highlighted as ‘profound benefit’ of micromobility in ITF report

The International Transport Forum (ITF) has released a report, Micromobility, Equity and Sustainability, that illustrates the ‘undeniable’ growth and innovation within the e-scooter and micromobility sector. The report is a call to action for cities to recognise this growth by adapting urban mobility in order to cater for this rapid …

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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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Blinkee chooses Vaimoo for its first e-bike sharing service

Polish micromobility operator Blinkee has chosen Vaimoo smart e-bikes for its first shared e-bike service. Blinkee, operating in 47 cities and five European countries with over 6,000 vehicles including mopeds, scooters and traditional bikes, is launching its first e-bike sharing service with Vaimoo starting with a pilot project from the …

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How is micromobility changing the face of cities?

Rebecca Morley chats to Per Brilioth, CEO of VNV Global, about what transport challenges cities are facing and how infrastructure is adapting Congestion and pollution have been major problems in our cities for some time now, with increasing pressure on authorities to enable greener forms of transport to help protect …

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MMfE welcomes TRL study on road safety but calls for further regulatory discussions

Micromobility for Europe (MMfE) has welcomed a new TRL study on the European Commission review on the regulation on PLEVs. The coalition believes that it is the right timing to understand the main markets and the influence of the existing legislation at EU and national levels. In this context, a …

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MMfE welcomes TRL study on road safety but calls for further regulatory discussions

Micromobility for Europe (MMfE) has welcomed a new TRL study on the European Commission review on the regulation on PLEVs. The coalition believes that it is the right timing to understand the main markets and the influence of the existing legislation at EU and national levels. In this context, a …

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Bird commits to sustainable mobility in Europe with $150 million investment

Bird is investing $150 million in Europe in 2021 as part of its commitment to helping sustainable mobility and tech innovation thrive in the continent. The funds will be used to open safe, sustainable micromobility programmes in over 50 new European cities. The company will also be launching new mobility …

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New housing developments in Scotland ‘should contain mobility hubs’, says CoMoUK

Large housing developments should contain mobility hubs for transport as a condition of planning consent to improve the environment and reduce congestion, ministers have been told. Responding to a Scottish Government consultation, shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said greener travel should be ‘at the heart’ of the country’s …

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Duckt launches pilot project in Paris for universal charging docks technology

Micromobility infrastructure innovator Duckt has been awarded a pilot project for the installation of 150 dock, lock and charge points across the Paris Rive Gauche. The project aims to demonstrate how universal charging infrastructure can accelerate micromobility use to reduce climate impact in the city. After responding to a Paris …

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