News Archives - Mobility

Double parking for cycles and e-scooters to boost micromobility

More cycles, cargo bikes and e-scooters on our streets are causing a shortage of parking spaces for these ‘micromoblities.’ Parking must double rapidly based on rising cycling levels, the roll-out of e-scooter hire trials and other factors, says new research from the London Cycling Campaign’s Policy Forum. “Decarbonising road transport by 2030 will require a massive expansion of secure, convenient…

E-scooters hit London streets – legally

A trial for legally hired e-scooters opened this week across a handful of London boroughs. Under the terms of the scheme, E-scooterists will have to park in designated zones enforced by geofencing. Speeds are limited to 12.5 mph and front and rear lights must be switched on at all times. If only such restrictions were applied to all motorised vehicles…

Why are tandem mobility scooters illegal?

Tandem mobility scooters are no different from a conventional driver-only model, other than their stretched chassis and additional seat. However, they are not currently legal to use on British roads or pavements. According to the Department for Transport: Tandem mobility scooters cannot legally be used on pavements or roads in Britain. In law, a mobility scooter and a powered wheelchair are…

Pedal-powered wheelchair

What better way to safeguard against the peril of a flat battery than this powered wheelchair equipped with a back-up power source? The back half of a lightweight bicycle has been attached to the wheelchair to allow a Good Samaritan to help out with pedal power should the batteries fail. Most mobility scooter and powered wheelchair users will prefer to…

Mobility scooter breakdown

A man whose mobility scooter broke down in Huddersfield town centre earlier this month was left stranded after local taxi firms were unable to take him home. The Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports that Cleveroy Ritchie sat calling out for help in the rain – but even people who stopped to try and help him could do nothing. He eventually flagged…