Escooter micromobility trails

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…


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

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

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…

Levelling up and micromobility

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: “…

Micromobility accident who is to blame

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 …


European escooter safety legislation

European experiences of accidents with escooters according to the recent PACT report. The report that came out this week writes it is sometimes said that other European countries have developed ways to accommodate e-scooters and that the UK needs to “catch up…

Escooters in the UK micromobility

Micromobility safety charity PACTS recommends

A charity focusing on reducing car accidents has recommended to Government that escooters, which are still illegal to use. Should be prevented from travelling more than 12.5 miles an hour along with criminalising the use of escooters on pavements. According t…

Micromobility Escooter EU States

European countries shine a light for UK future regulation of micromobility

What the UK can learn from neighbouring European countries: The United Kingdom is a outlier as to the highly restrictive laws around micromobility. This is broadly a historical reason. With a number of acts including the 1988 transport act that defined what a…

Micromobility sound

Safety through sound for micromobility

The rise of both Ebikes and Escooters has led to disability charities asking what can be done to provide awareness of the these micromobility vehicles when ridden. With plenty of them being riden on pavements and pedestrian areas. Experts at UCL’s Person-Envi…