Share Scooter Leaders Co-Create 10 Rules for Best Industry Regulation

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Denver, US Four leading share e-scooter and e-bike providers in the US have put their heads together to devise 10 recommendations for the best regulation of their industry. Superpedestrian, Bird, Lime and Spin unveiled their recommendations at last month’s Designing Cities 2023 – an annual conference for the National Association of City Transportation Officials –…

Product Briefs: The Beam, MAHLE, Pendix, WAU, Ortlieb and Porsche

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Paris, France French start-up The Beam has launched an eye-catching new helmet that, at first glance, resembles a full-face downhill helmet but is designed very specifically for urban commuters. The Virgo is a full-face helmet weighing just 650 grams and styled for the urban market, including an LED light at the back. It is specifically…

Eurobike 2023 Reveals Unprecedented Period of Innovation

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Frankfurt, Germany Eurobike organisers are predicting a record number of innovations will be unveiled when this year’s event is held in Frankfurt next week. They say while in recent years industry members have been focused on coping with a surge in sales, rather than developing new products, many of the 1,900-plus exhibitors at Eurobike 2023…

Wellington Among Inaugural Bloomberg Cycling Beneficiaries

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Wellington, NZ NZ capital Wellington has been confirmed as one of the inaugural recipients of the prestigious Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI). Bloomberg Philanthropies used World Bike Day, on 2nd June, to announce the 10 cities chosen as the first-ever winners of the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI). Wellington was joined by Fortaleza…

IAA Mobility Strengthens Challenge to be Top Micromobility Show

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Munich, Germany IAA Mobility has firmed its challenge as the premier micromobility trade show in Germany – and, potentially, the globe – by announcing two significant partnerships for its second instalment this September. The biennial Munich-based show, part of the long-standing IAA Summit automobile show, late last month announced it will again host the World…

Compulsory Active Travel Consultation for Big English Housing Developments

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York, UK Active Travel England (ATE) must now be consulted for all large housing development applications in England that exceed certain criteria, under planning regulations introduced from 1st June. The organisation will be a statutory consultee for all planning applications for developments equal to or exceeding 150 housing units, 7,500m2 of floorspace or an area…

Seminar Brings Lessons From China Micromobility Boom

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Beijing, China China’s world-leading push to boost active transport, for a return to the country’s cycling heyday, will come under the spotlight at a free webinar being hosted by several micromobility peak bodies in Australia. The Asian powerhouse is building tens of thousands of kilometres of cycleways and footpaths annually, complemented by programs to restore…

High Quality Return for China Cycle

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Shanghai, China If it wasn’t electric, it wasn’t important, according to the visitor response to last month’s China Cycle 2023 in Shanghai. In a post-Covid comeback event notably dominated by a massive increase in e-mobility, those remaining exhibits without e-bikes, e-scooters or light electric vehicles were deserted throughout the show’s four days, according to Tony…

Product Briefs: First Automatic E-Bike Motor & Mercedes E-Scooter

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Girona, Italy An Italian start-up’s campaign to develop the world’s first automatic motor for e-bikes has attracted a rush of investors before its fund-raising campaign has gone public. Niche Mobility, based in Girona, is developing an Automatic Digital Transmission System (ADTC) complete with regenerative breaking. The company had scheduled to begin its Crowdcube fund-raising campaign…

£19 Million Injection for Supercharged Brompton Growth

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London, UK Folding bike specialist Brompton’s desires to grow even faster than its 20% organic expansion in recent years has sparked a £19 million (A$25.51 million) capital injection for the UK company. Growth capital investor BGF recently took a minority stake in the English manufacturer, securing £19 million in equity capital to further accelerate growth.…