Abandoned hire bikes and e-scooters can now be reported via FixMyStreet

A new report category has been added to FixMyStreet to enable citizens to report abandoned hire bikes and e-scooters in and around London. Reports of such problems can also be made via FixMyStreet Pro, the individually branded and integrated version of the service used by several London borough councils and by Transport for London (TfL). […]

TfL and London Councils launch next phase of London’s rental e-scooter trial

Transport for London (TfL), London Councils, participating London boroughs and e-scooter operators Dott, Lime and Voi have today launched the second phase of the rental e-scooters trial in the capital.  The operators were selected earlier this summer following a competitive procurement process, where their ability to meet strict safety requirements and high operating standards was […]

MPs and campaigners call for e-bikes to have number plates and insurance

The lawyer dubbed Mr Loophole for his work regarding road safety and enforcement is calling for electric bicycles to have identification, and for their riders to be required to have insurance. Solicitor Nick Freeman has told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: ‘If an e-bike is ridden by a fit person and it is going over […]

Paris votes to ban e-scooters

The people of Paris have voted 9-1 in a referendum to ban e-scooters, making it the first European capital to outlaw the travel mode. Lime, Dott and Tier have been offering rental rides but the vote means their contracts will not be renewed. France 24 reports Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s administration welcomedoperators with open arms in […]

PACTS and ETSC set out e-scooter safety recommendations

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety and the European Transport Safety Council have set out joint recommendations for improving safety for e-scooters and their riders. The ideas include a 20 km/h factory-set speed limit, larger wheels, a ban on passengers and pavement riding, compulsory helmets and a minimum age of 16. The report is […]

Voi calls for e-scooter legislation to secure industry’s future

E-scooter and e-bike hire company Voi is calling on the Government to set a clear date for legislation to secure the future of the industry, warning otherwise it risks losing jobs and investment. Voi is the largest e-scooter hire company in the UK operating across 18 e-scooter and e-bike markets. Two out of three shared […]

E-scooter trials in two Somerset towns extended until May 2024

Central government trials of e-scooters in two Somerset towns have been extended until May 2024. Somerset West and Taunton Council was selected by the Department for Transport (DfT) to be part of a national trial of electric scooters (known as e-scooters) in response to both the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. The vehicles were first rolled out […]


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