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

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.

Britain’s first electric scooter trial rolls out

Micromobility headlines in the UK this week are dominated by electric scooters, as the country’s first shared e-scooter pilot programme gets going and the government publishes general guidance for users.

Electric scooters legalised (for shared use)

It’s a landmark week for UK micromobility as the law is changed to usher in electric scooters for DfT trials. Elsewhere, Manchester’s first-of-its-kind junction opens and plans for an electric scooter racing series are announced.