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E-bike firm Lime announces £25m London expansion

12/04/2024

Bike rental firm Lime is planning a £25m expansion to cover three more boroughs in London.

Government urged to set date for e-scooter legislation

24/07/2023

More than 50 organisations, including six local authorities, have signed a letter calling on the Government to legalise e-scooters.

Sunderland e-scooter service axed due to vandalism

19/04/2023

The e-scooter provider Zwings has announced it is pulling out of Sunderland due to repeated acts of vandalism.

Engagement with local authorities is key to safety on the streets

15/08/2022

Mike Bell explains how the Thomas Pocklington Trust is working with councils to ensure e-scooters are safer for blind and partially sighted people.

Shapps confirms e-scooter legalisation in Queen’s Speech

28/04/2022

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed he will make an announcement about the legalisation surrounding e-scooters in next month’s Queen’s Speech.

Transport authorities call for new powers over e-scooters

01/03/2022

City region transport authorities are calling for a new ‘national enabling framework’ to allow councils to regulate and charge providers of e-scooter and other micromobility rental services.

Three more boroughs join London's e-scooter rental trial

05/07/2021

The number of e-scooters available to rent in London is set to double after three more boroughs joined the trial.

Transport Committee backs e-scooter roll-out

02/10/2020

MPs have given qualified backing to the legalisation of electric scooters, including privately owned ones, but warned that this should not be to the detriment of pedestrians.

Coventry e-scooter trial ‘paused’ due to misuse

16/09/2020

An e-scooter trial in Coventry has been paused after reports that some users have been riding the scooters on pavements.

Micromobility: Lessons from Australia

31/07/2020

Joshua Sattler explores how micromobility can help UK towns and cities recover from COVID-19.

Putting councils in charge of the micromobility revolution

09/07/2020

Zachary Wang explains what councils should consider when planning an e-scooter trial.

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