News Archives - Mobility

E-scooters and UK law

The UK is the last major European economy where e-scooters are still banned to use anywhere except on private land. However, the legal status of e-scooters isn’t stopping them from being bought in huge numbers. Nobody knows for certain how many e-scooters have been sold in the UK but Halfords has seen its own sales more than double over lockdown…

European Mobility Week 2021

The theme for European Mobility Week this year is Safe and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility. The event has a focus that pays tribute to the hardships experienced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It also reflects on the opportunities for change resulting from this health crisis and in particular the creative, resilient responses to the pandemic. This year, European Mobility Week celebrates…

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…