Concrete Changes, Not Changes to Concrete, The Secret to Road Safety for All

Cracked concrete with bicycle sign

Adelaide, SA This column by Bicycle SA CEO Brett Gillett appeared recently on the advocacy group’s website. We thought it was worth reproducing in the Micromobility Report, with Brett’s permission. If you drink and drive, you’re ‘a bloody idiot!’. If you throw a wild swing at someone, you’re not delivering a ‘king hit’, you’re inflicting…

Australia’s First Accredited Training for E-Scooter and E-Bike Mechanics

Man standing with e-scooter fleet

Brisbane, Queensland Australia’s first vocational pathway tailored to e-scooters and e-bikes is being developed by a pilot partnership between TAFE Queensland and share service provider Beam. The six-month pilot will begin next month to explore accredited training to create a nationally recognised qualification for e-bike and e-scooter mechanics, Beam announced this month. It says the…

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

Four e-scooters

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

Person riding bike with full-face helmet

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…

Seminar Brings Lessons From China Micromobility Boom

City Street

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…

Melbourne Scooter Sales Gaining Momentum

e-scooter display at expo

Melbourne, Victoria Well-established Melbourne e-scooter retailers have enjoyed a notable increase in sales since the Victorian Government legalised private electric scooters from early last month, according to a prominent scooter distributor. Other retailers remain optimistic of escalating sales over the remainder of this year. John Dunnachie, the sales and marketing manager for distributor Bikecorp, said…

Extraordinary Jump for Pump Tracks

People riding on a bike pump track

Yarra Ranges, Victoria The once humble pump track is undergoing a major evolution, as developments such as the Warburton MTB destination get more strategic in how they can incorporate pump track facilities. New pump track developments are getting a lot more sophisticated in how they accommodate different users, foster skills development and become a more…

High Quality Return for China Cycle

Person looking at e-bike at expo

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…

Curious Approach Putting the Power in Girls’ Hands

Group of girls with bicycles

Perth, WA When was the last time you saw a group of girls cycling together? That’s the key message being employed by a new WA pilot program aiming to increase cycling participation rates among girls and women aged 15 to 20. “That seems to cut through and really focus people’s attention. They pause and realise…

Product Briefs: OKGO, Garmin & Vittoria

OKGO prototype e-bike

Taipei, Taiwan Taiwanese manufacturer OKGO is claiming it is rapidly accelerating the progression of e-bikes towards integration and digitalisation, with its carbon-framed SmartBar e-bike unveiled at Taipei Cycle. With a futuristic monocoque carbon frame that hints at the technology contained within, the urban e-bike has a handlebar-integrated Smart Bike Display that receives voice commands, can…