Tag Archives: Safety

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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Legalising e-scooters could reduce car use but tight safety regulations needed, says report

A new report published by Centre for London has called on the Government to legalise private and shared e-scooters alongside a comprehensive package of measures to ensure their rollout is safe, affordable, and accessible to all. These include giving Transport for London the power to manage shared e-scooter schemes in …

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Vivacity Labs, CRP partner to improve school street safety in Hackney

Vivacity Labs has teamed up with Cross River Partnership (CRP) to improve school street safety in Hackney as part of the Healthy Streets Everyday programme. CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday programme is a Mayor of London Air Quality-funded project to empower boroughs, businesses and communities across London to deliver pedestrian-priority healthy …

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Bird launches Community Safety Zones to ensure safety of pedestrians

Bird is working with cities to extend its network of geofenced slow-riding zones. Dubbed Community Safety Zones, these new areas will go a step further than currently required speed zones, focusing on additional centres of high pedestrian activity starting with schools. Bird scooters passing through these new Community Safety Zones …

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Tier partners with Captur to encourage reporting of e-scooter misuse as London trial expands

Tier will further tackle e-scooter safety issues in the capital by encouraging riders and pedestrians to report misparking, misuse and abandonment through a new QR code feature. The feature, launched in partnership with AI startup Captur, is just one of the several initiatives rolled out to improve the safety of …

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Bird launches in-app safety feature to discourage people from riding under the influence

Bird has launched Safe Start, a new in-app safety feature designed to discourage people from riding under the influence. Between the hours of 10pm and 4am local time (hours are subject to change per market), riders attempting to unlock a Bird will now be asked to verify that they can …

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Voi launches multi-channel brand campaign to encourage safe riding

Voi has launched a multi-channel brand campaign to encourage riders across the UK to ‘Ride Safe, Park Smart’ and always wear a helmet. The ads will be visible across multiple formats, including kiosks and large and small billboards across nine Voi locations: Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Liverpool, Northampton, Oxford, Portsmouth …

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Voi kicks-off in-person educational safety events across UK

Voi is rolling out a series of in-person safety events in cities where its trials are taking place. Events are aimed at new and existing riders. During these sessions, people can familiarise themselves with the vehicles and receive ride demonstrations and training on how to ride and park an e-scooter …

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Beryl launches in-person and digital e-scooter safety training programme

British e-scooter hire provider Beryl has announced an e-scooter skills training programme, aiming to help promote road safety education and practical skills amongst e-scooter riders across the UK. The first session for riders took place in Kings Park Cycle Centre yesterday. Since the DfT’s e-scooter trial began in July 2020, …

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Tier launches Ireland Safety Board to raise safety standards in e-scooter market

Tier has launched an Ireland Safety Board, aiming to raise safety standards in the Irish e-scooter market ahead of the Government’s plans to legalise the vehicles. Representatives from the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) and the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) are among the senior independent experts …

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