ACCC Lithium Battery Report Branded Inadequate and Underwhelming

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Canberra, ACT Nationally consistent controls and systems for the sale, testing and disposal of lithium-ion batteries are needed to address the “limited but increasing number” of fires started by these batteries, according to a recently-released report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The Lithium-ion Batteries and Consumer Product Safety Report delivers six recommendations…

Continued Growth a Safe Bet for Scooter Hut

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~ Sponsored Content ~ Scooter Hut is looking to add another couple of stores to its national retail chain by the end of this year – convinced that the market is set to enjoy sustained healthy growth. Headed by recently appointed CEO Josh O’Neill, the company has been busy in recent weeks examining possible locations…

A Welcoming Hello for the Future of Australian Micromobility

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~ Sponsored Content ~ Australia is on the cusp of a transportation renaissance and e-bike share service HelloRide is a proven player in building that momentum. The global organisation brought its brand of share services to Sydney last year and, since then, a diverse mix of users, including students, tourists and local residents has covered…

Yearbook Listing Invitation for Australia’s Micromobility Players

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Wollongong, NSW The first comprehensive, nation-wide listing of organisations in all sectors of Australia’s micromobility industry is scheduled to be launched later this year, with relevant organisations being contacted to confirm their details. The inaugural Micromobility Report Yearbook, incorporating manufacturers and distributors of e-bikes, e-scooters and other electric personal transportation vehicles, will be a valuable…

Product Briefs: Bastille, Floya, Ride Kola, Bo, BluBrake

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French manufacturer Bastille has released what it’s calling the first foldable bike to have large wheels and no compromise in handling. Bastille says the design had two motivations: an observation that many people are reluctant to cycle commute because they fear having their bike stolen, so they don’t want to leave it parked in a…

Transport Necessities to Drive Micromobility in Regional Australia

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Cairns, Queensland Efforts to entrench micromobility in Australia’s regional centres should focus on residents and groups struggling to find viable transport options, especially for the implementation of share services, according to a Far North Queensland planner recently returned from a study tour of the US. Town planner and community development consultant Nikki Huddy, who completed…

Health Professionals Demand Federal Action for Active Transport

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Canberra, ACT An alliance of 18 Australian health organisations has launched a public petition calling for healthy transport and headlined by the need for better infrastructure to encourage active transport. The Healthy Transport campaign comprises groups including the Climate and Health Alliance, the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Consumer Health Forum of Australia, Doctors for…

Research News: Sydney Last-Mile Pilot Launched, Bike Frame Weakness Study, ACT Crash Study, Infrastructure Expectations Higher Among E-Riders

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Australia’s first zero-emission last-mile delivery pilot was officially launched in Sydney’s CBD on 10th October, bringing together several leading micromobility players involved in the project. Founders of logistics start-up Parcelrun, which is heading the pilot, were joined by representatives of NSW peak cycling advocacy group Bicycle NSW and e-bike providers Zoomo, Dutch Cargo and Lug+Carrie.…

Bike Industry Alliance for More Sustainable Asian Production

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Rotterdam, the Netherlands A new training initiative to achieve more sustainable manufacturing processes in Asia has been launched by a collaboration of major bicycle brands and European organisations for sustainability. The Climate Action Training (CAT) program was announced this month by Shift Cycling Culture, a Netherlands-based not-for-profit working to accelerate collective climate action in the…