A Welcoming Hello for the Future of Australian Micromobility

People riding ebikes on city cycleway

~ 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

Micromobility Report YeearBook

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…

Carr Brothers Activate US Expansion for Fewer Cars on LA Roads

Family using ecargo bikes

Los Angeles, US Lug+Carrie founders Daniel and Ben Carr have flicked the on switch for their expansion into the US, with their new Wombi business taking subscriptions in Los Angeles from last last month. Wombi is being billed as the US’s first e-bike subscription service tailored for families, with a unique FamilyFlex bundle that gives…

Rail Trail News: Byron Approves NRRT Link & NE Rail Trail Green Light

Disused rail line

Melbourne, Victoria A key sticking point in the development of a full Northern Rivers Rail Trail, from Murwillumbah to Casino, has moved a step closer to resolution, with Byron Shire Council last month voting to proceed with the planning, approval process and preparation of an application for funding for its section of the trail. Rail…

Melbourne Mum’s World First Secures Heads and Bikes

Woman holding Bike helmet with in built lock

Melbourne, Victoria Melbourne mum Lisa Cotton has created the first commercially available bicycle helmet with a built-in secure bike lock – inspired by her own experiences during Covid lockdowns. Her Headlokt helmet was launched with its official website last month and received a “promising initial response” when pre-orders for its first version, ONELOCK, became available…

Second Eastern Conquest for WA Mobility Assist Specialist

Three people at Eurobike expo stand

Melbourne, Victoria A WA e-bike importer and retailer with a focus on mobility assist vehicles is preparing to open its first outlet in the eastern States. Future Bicycle Innovations has been operating its eBikers store in Fremantle for 16 years and has purchased the iBikes store in Melbourne as a platform for its eastern seaboard…

Adding More Spark to Aussie Scooter Industry

E-scooters on display in store

~ Sponsored Content ~ Melbourne academic and entrepreneur Aldo Vera gained rare insight to the state and needs of Australia’s e-scooter industry when he completed a business PhD in the electric vehicle sector several years ago. His findings – and his experience as a recycling business owner in his native Chile – inspired Aldo and…

E-Bike Material Innovations: Ossby, Cyclik & My Esel

Two people with bike on display at expo

Frankfurt, Germany Bicycle manufacturers continue to experiment with new materials – in their quests for greater sustainability, durability or just a better ride – with several major innovations on display at Eurobike 2023. While Madrid company Ossby attracted attention for the radical design of its Geo folding bike – and very rapid folding mechanism –…

microFleet Seeks Capital Injection to Launch Docking Station

Melbourne, Victoria A Melbourne-based micromobility fleet provider has begun a capital raising venture to help take its groundbreaking universal bike and scooter docking station to market. microFleet, a new parent company for long-standing operations Cargo Craft and Electric Vehicles, is talking to a number of investors to help complete the development of its OneDock charging…

Tasmania Leads Australia in E-bike Purchasing Incentives

Two people cycling on e-bikes

Hobart, Tasmania The Tasmania Government has begun piecing together the details of its announced $1.2 million incentives to increase the uptake of electric vehicles, e-bikes and e-scooters, promised during the unveiling of its Climate Change Action Plan 2023-25 last month. The Government’s Climate Change Office confirmed this week it `has begun consultation with relevant community…