Near Miss Traffic Monitoring Technology Reaches Australia

digital representation of traffic monitoring software

London, UK New ‘near miss’ traffic monitoring software has been released in Australia to help transport authorities identify and analyse traffic hotspots that are particularly dangerous for cyclists … before they cause a major accident. UK-based company VivaCity Labs last month introduced its Automated Near Miss reporting capability for active transport to Australia, as part…

£2 million ‘Cycling Revolution’ Followed by Falling Participation

students riding to school in the ‘Shawlands bike bus’

London, UK A £2 million (A$3.39 million) funding boost for cycling in the UK in 2020 was followed by a decline in riding rates, according to recently released statistics, with the blame levelled at the post-pandemic removal of cycling lanes. In fact, the proportion of people cycling at least once a week fell to its…

London’s Sound Investment for Safer Streets

Santander’s bike hire figures in London reached record levels in 2021 and the company is working with Transport for London to introduce e-bikes to the service.

London, UK Transport for London (TfL) is supporting the city’s e-scooter operators to develop a ‘universal sound’ to help improve safety, particularly for people with impaired vision. Operators Dott, Lime and TIER have announced plans to collaborate and partner with University College London’s (UCL) world-leading research facility PEARL to develop a ‘universal sound’ to identify…

London Doubles E-Scooter Trial – With Strict Requirements

Man and woman riding Dott eScooters in London

Scooter share companies are in competition for rights to operate in various cities around the world. But no licences are more coveted and more potentially lucrative than those of major cities that combine population density, scale, wealth and tourism, such as London, Paris and New York.

Cycling Up, Speed Limits and Road Toll Down in London

Cycling in London

London, UK London has lower speed limits, higher rates of cycling and better cycling infrastructure than most Australian cities. These enhancements flow through to a far lower road toll. Transport for London (TfL) has published casualty statistics that show a continued decline in the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads in…

The Best Tool for the Job

#BikeIsBest is a UK bike industry funded media campaign promoting cycling. It’s a collaboration between industry, advocacy organisations and local authorities. Out of Home (billboard) company Clear Channel has also donated about £250,000 (A$455,000) worth of space on electronic billboards in prime city locations.

London’s Bikeshare Scheme to Expand and Add Ebikes

London Cycle Hire share scheme

London, UK Transport for London (TfL) has reached an agreement with Santander that will see the financial services provider continue its sponsorship of London’s flagship cycle hire scheme, Santander Cycles, for another three years until 2025. It will also see the introduction of e-bikes to the fleet for the first time, with TfL and Santander…

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 in the dockless electric scooter boom is finally at an end. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the selection of Bird, Lime, and VeoRide as the participants in its inaugural e-scooter pilot.  The companies are expected to…