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Lime promotes Shari Shapiro to global head of policy 

Micromobility brand Lime has promoted Shari Shapiro to global head of policy.  Shapiro, who has more than 15 years’ experience in public-private partnerships at federal, state and local level in the US, has led Lime’s market development team since 2019.  In her new role, Shapiro will lead Lime’s policy team …

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Bristol e-bike operator forced to halt service due to vandalism 

Bristol’s shared e-bike operator has been forced to pause its service due to the extent of vandalism to its machines. Big Issue E-bikes, the name given to a ShareBike-run e-bike service in the city, was launched six months ago, but the company says bikes have been subject to “extensive and …

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Transport and micromobility app Bolt quadruples in size since start of pandemic

Ride-hailing and micromobility operator Bolt has quadrupled in size since the start of the pandemic.  The Estonian company, founded in August 2013, now operates in 45 countries and more than 500 cities around the world – an increase of more than 200% since before the pandemic.  Bolt is also advertising …

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“Greater dialogue with operators and parking alternatives are solution to e-bike congestion in Central London”

UK shared transport charity CoMoUK has called for further dialogue between Westminster City Council and London’s e-bike operators, following the removal of bikes from the streets in central London. Westminster City Council earlier this week began seizing dockless bicycles left strewn on roads and pavements across central London, following a …

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Voi hits record e-scooter rides in Birmingham during Commonwealth Games 

Micromobility operator Voi has released its ridership figures from Birmingham during the 2022 Commonwealth Games – a record 66,000 journeys in just 12 days.  Taking place between Thursday, 28th July and Monday, 8th August, the Commonwealth Games saw people from across the UK and around the world descend on the …

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“There is pent-up demand for e-scooters”: Tandem Group on embracing electric

Despite the lingering uncertainty about e-scooters, UK product distributor Tandem Group is forging ahead in e-mobility. Director of sales Matt Rudd talks to Alex Ballinger about e-transport This piece first appeared in the August edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here E-scooters continue to be the biggest talking …

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The Electric Bike Shop takes over four Pure Electric stores 

E-bike specialist retailer The Electric Bike Shop has announced it will be taking over four Pure Electric stores.  Last month, e-mobility retailer Pure Electric announced that it would be focussing on international expansion of its branded e-scooter business, and as a result would be exiting the e-bike market, closing a …

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Voi encourages drivers to try an e-bike on Cycle to Work day with free rides 

Shared micromobility operator Voi has urged drivers to ditch their car in favour of an e-bike, by offering free rides on Cycle to Work Day.  Now in its 10th year and taking place on Thursday, 4th August, Cycle to Work Day is a national annual event that encourages people to …

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Lime donates three adapted bikes to award-winning cycling charity 

Micromobility brand Lime has donated three specially-adapted bikes to the inclusive cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing.  As part of its drive to get more people using sustainable modes of transport, US-based e-scooter and e-bike operator Lime has sponsored the three adaptive bikes, which will be used to run bike training …

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Lime renews partnership with Ealing Council as e-bikes boom

Shared micromobility operator Lime has extended its partnership with Ealing Council, as the use of e-bikes continues to boom in the borough.  Lime e-bikes were first launched in West London in 2018, and user numbers continue to rise as the number of e-bike journeys has jumped by 67% this year, …

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