ERTICO CEO hails micromobility development ahead of London event

The CEO of ERTICO – ITS Europe says the organisation is taking an active role in the development of micromobility as part of the diverse mobility mix to ensure their safe and efficient use across the continent. Speaking ahead of a major “Focus On” Partnership event on the subject in London tomorrow, Thursday 7 December, […]

Dott puts cameras on escooters in London

The micromobility operator Dott is to put AI cameras on selected escooters in London to try to understand rider behaviour. It follows research using cameras from Luna Systems on escooters in Brussels, Grenoble and Tel Aviv to see where people rode, and why, focussing on pavement riding. The company gathered data from 3,000 trips covering […]

Avanti West Coast bans e-scooters

Avanti West Coast has banned electric scooters at its stations and on its trains across its network following safety concerns. The devices will no longer be allowed onboard Avanti West Coast trains or at its 16 managed stations because of the risk posed by the Lithium-ion batteries that typically power these devices. Lithium-ion batteries can […]

PACTS wins international road safety award

The independent Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has been presented with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its innovative research into the safety of private e-scooters in the UK.  Authorised rental schemes, involving 23,000 e-scooters in 31 areas, have operated in England since July 2020. These trials were supposed to […]

London’s trial of rental e-scooters extended to November

Transport for London and London Councils have extended the capital’s trial of rental e-scooters from 6 June until 20 November this year, which they say will allow the trial to build on what they believe are its successes and further explore how e-scooters could play a role in a sustainable transport network. London’s trial launched […]

e-scooter use surges in September

The micro-mobility company Dott has reported a surge in demand as workers return to their offices after the summer holidays. It says in the first half of September, there has been a 46% increase in rider numbers across Europe compared to an equivalent period before the summer holidays. Compared to the same period in last […]

Videos circulate of escooters on busy roads

Two videos are circulating of people riding escooters on busy roads, further raising doubts about the mode’s safety and the responsibility of people using them. After a series of stories about accidents with pedestrians and vehicles, including at least one death, the videos are now showing people riding irresponsibly. One video tweeted by the Central […]

Colchester e-scooter trial is helping reduce car journeys, says report

Colchester’s e-scooter trial is helping create less journeys by car, according to new research by the company running the scheme. According to survey data from Spin, the micromobility unit of Ford Motor Company which is running the trial, 82% cof riders had opted to use an e-scooter instead of driving alone at least once. If […]


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