Tag Archives: micromobility

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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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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‘European-style’ mobility hubs to be introduced in Scotland

Scotland is set to introduce European-style mobility hubs that bring various forms of transport together in one place. The model has been identified as a strategic priority in a report for the Scottish Government. Mobility hubs are particularly common in Germany and Austria and other countries on the continent as …

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E-scooter operators launch new micromobility coalition

E-scooter operators have come together to form a new coalition, Micromobility for Europe (MMfE), which launched officially yesterday, 2nd February. Comprised of eight founding members, Bird, Bolt, Dott, FreeNow, Lime, Tier, Voi, and Wind, the coalition aims to contribute to the development of a coherent policy framework in Europe that …

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Blue Duck looks to continued growth in 2021 as micromobility demand increases in smaller US cities

San Antonio-based micromobility company Blue Duck is looking to continued growth in 2021, strengthening relationships with a growing number of customers and partners as demand continues to rise in smaller metropolitan areas for affordable, eco-friendly micromobility services. Blue Duck provides electric scooters and e-bikes in cities throughout Texas and the …

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Voi launches $3 million City Innovation Fund to advance safe, inclusive and sustainable micromobility

Voi has launched its City Innovation Fund, a $3 million commitment to support cities as they embrace safe, inclusive micromobility. The fund seeks to expand and grow private- and public-sector projects that improve road safety, parking and the sustainability of micromobility vehicles and operations. The company said it hopes to …

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Micromobility: a tantalising prospect for Christmas sales?

According to the BA’s Market Data Service – powered by Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas buying habits will be very different in 2020… In total, this market, which is predominantly made up of electric and non-electric scooters, has followed the wider cycling …

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Spin launches UK’s ‘first’ micromobility research fund

Spin is launching the UK’s ‘first’ micromobility research fund. It will be aimed at “tackling the challenges, exploring the opportunities, and answering the questions our industry faces as it matures”. Spin’s commitment of £100,000 will, over the next 12 months, support top researchers from ten leading universities in the UK …

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