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All the latest on micromobility in the UK and across Europe.

Shire-folk choose scooters

The inexorable wave of micromobility rolls across several shires this week as e-scooters roll into three towns in Staffordshire and Buckinghamshire; two towns confirm scooter providers, in Yorkshire and Worcestershire. Elsewhere, Essex reveals plans to run six different projects, and Coventry hiccups. It’s not quite Tolkien but it has been a busy week for electric scooters.

Launch, launch, launch: e-scooter trials begin in five towns

Much ado about micromobility in the UK this week, including: Spin and Lime go live in Milton Keynes; Ginger heads to Hartlepool and Redcar; Voi springs an early morning surprise with Northampton and Kettering; Tier’s London bash; and Beryl announces a tri-modal programme for Norwich. Phew.

Parliament prepares for micromobility with new group

A trio of tasty British stories this week as Westminster gets a new all-party group to examine micromobility topics, bicycle maker Brompton plans a new subscription service and famed F1 and engineering group Williams builds a bonkers racing electric scooter.

Cambridge calling as e-scooter trial announced

Cambridge joins Middlesbrough and Milton Keynes in confirming participation in the government’s e-scooter trials, with Swedish operator Voi in the hotseat. Cambridge also steals the headlines by opening a rather wonderful cycling-friendly roundabout. Elsewhere: Link’s DfT type approval, Teesside’s teething troubles and Spin’s sustainability strategy.

Welcome to Scooter Town Two: Milton Keynes

There’s no going round in circles for Milton Keynes over e-scooters. The town, famed for its roundabouts, this week becomes only the second in the UK to launch an electric scooter programme. Meanwhile, the government reveals ambitious plans to fund, assess and improve cycling infrastructure.