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Dockless E-bikes to Join Expanding Brisbane Scooter Fleet from July

Brisbane, Qld Eight-hundred dockless bikes will join a growing fleet of electric scooters on Brisbane streets within weeks, as...

Another Bike Share Scheme Launches in New York City

New York City, New York, USA  In New York City, the dominant micromobility option is Citi Bike, the official bike-sharing system...

China’s Largest Bike Share Files for USA Float

China Hello, China’s largest bike-share provider, recently filed information in preparation for its U.S. IPO (initial public offering). After three consecutive years of losses, the Ant-backed micromobility giant...

New York City and London Commence Scooter Trials

New York City, New York, USA and London, UK  New York City’s days as one of the last remaining holdouts...

Beam Gets Proactive Ahead of Melbourne Scooter Decision

Melbourne, Victoria  In late April, the Victorian Government announced it will undertake a trial to understand how e-scooters can...

Unpacking the USA’s Bike-Sharing and Ebike Boom

Social-distancing, sustainability and accessibility helped accelerate e-biking during the pandemic, and the trend is showing up in urban bike-sharing programs.

Lime’s New Features Should Reduce Hiring Stress

Lime customers can now take advantage of new features like app-less riding, 10-minute reservations, and vehicle configurations.

Bike and Scooter Share is Booming in Darwin

Darwin is one of Australia’s most remote cities. Geographically it’s closer to Singapore than Sydney. It’s the capital city for the Northern Territory, which is Australia’s most sparsely populated state or territory with

An Insider’s Perspective of Australia’s E-Scooter Share Schemes

Colourful e-scooters on footpaths, in parks and at bus stops, have become common place in several Australian cities in a very short time. They range in colour from green, orange, purple and yellow, depending on the operator. Periodically, cities have changed colours, authorising different operators to host e-scooter hire schemes in their city. The dominant operators in Australia are currently Beam (purple), Neuron Mobility (orange) and Lime (green). Since Lime initiated Australian services in Brisbane in late 2018, with over 50,000 rides being taken in the first two weeks, other cities have been quick to follow. In just over two years, e-scooter hire schemes have been approved in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Charles Sturt (north-western Adelaide), Port Adelaide, Townsville, West Torrens (western Adelaide), Canberra and Bunbury.

NSW Abandons E-scooter Trial – Minister ‘Not in the Mood’

The NSW government has abandoned plans for an electric scooter trial in Sydney despite a national push to legalise the mobility devices. Electric scooters are illegal on roads and footpaths in NSW, but sales continue to grow. Transport Minister Andrew Constance says he was “not in the mood” to have e-scooters on Sydney streets, even though his department ran a lengthy process recommending conditions for holding a trial.

Lime to Invest $64 Million Into Ebike Share as it Eyes Float

Market leading Lime is getting back to its roots. The scooter company formerly known as LimeBike announced in late February 2021 that it will invest US$50 million (A$64 million) to grow its shared electric bicycle network, including adding a new model of bike and doubling the number of cities in which it operates. Lime got its start with shared bikes, only to quickly pivot after Bird first introduced the concept of dockless electric scooters in 2017. The company dropped the ‘bike’ from its name and started phasing out its bikes in 2019. But the following year, Lime acquired bike-share company Jump from Uber, and suddenly, bikes were back on the menu.

Major Scooter Companies Launch Industry Coalition

E-scooter operators have come together to form a new coalition, Micromobility for Europe (MMfE), which launched officially on 2nd February 2021. Comprised of eight founding members, Bird, Bolt, Dott, FreeNow, Lime, Tier, Voi, and Wind, the coalition aims to contribute to the development of a coherent policy framework in Europe that will ensure micromobility solutions flourish in European cities and support the rapid transition to zero-emission urban mobility.

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