Escooter micromobility trails
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The Queen Speech on Micromobility

The Queen speech yesterday didnt mention Micromobility exactly rather it alluded to thus new industry to soon be brought into a regulatory environment. The UK government has announced a Transport Bill at the Speech designed to keep the UK "at the forefront of…

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micromobility pathway to regulation

A new road map for regulation for micromobility has been proposed by the University of Warwick. Proposing new quality and safety regulations report for micromobility vehicles. This is after Dr Ianto's pathway to escooter regulation recommendation. while the …

Micromobility Escooter Railway
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Why were Esooters banned in the UK

Why were Escooters banned anyway? It is a complex story. Mostly down to the huge presssure the UK legisators were under to include as much of vehicles, two wheels, electric or otherwise as a taxed and insuranced vehicle if used on the public roads. So in arou…

Grant Shapps Select committee Escooters
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micromobility law will be in the queens speech

Private e-scooters will finally be legalised for use on British roads as Grant Shapps will unveiled next month. Our prediction is Escooters and other forms of the new transport electric of low weight and low powered micromobility will also be brought into leg…

Micromoblity Cargo Bikes
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The transformative power of micromobility

A version of this blog entry first appeared at the Conservative Environment Network blog. The transformative power of micromobility for the environment The average car journey in the UK is around 8 miles. This is bad for the environment, for our health. We no…

Micromobility Councils
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Ebike growth and councils

In the past week, one council has announced an ebike partnership with three micromobility providers. Further proof that the ebike strategy is the growth story of micromobility here in the UK. Floating dockless ebike rentals in london are the real growth story…

Levelling up and micromobility
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Micromobility and levelling up

Levelling up is at the very heart of this current Government's agenda. It is about distributing opportunities evenly throughout the UK. Not just in the South East or one area over another. Boris Johnson in 2021 says about levelling up in the summer of 2021: “…

York Micromobiliy Rail users
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Rail stations are the key to unlocking micromobility

We have written and produced a podcast as to the value of train stations for micromobility. With parcels as passengers along with train stations being mobility hubs. With Parcels being delivered to the train station rather than into the town using a van. It i…

Micromobility 20 percent of urban travel
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Micromobility modes could replace 20 percent of short car trips

Micromobility modes could replace 1/5 of short car trips according to a new research in the US at the Carnegie Mellon University. Corey Harper, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering (CEE) and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, l…

Micromobility accident who is to blame
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Do micromobility riders always get the blame

Here in the UK there is a concerted effort to make micromobility as prohibitive as possible with media making escooters seem to be total menace. Keeping rental firms to strong limits such as 12.5 miles an hour for their hire escooters. While media more often …