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

Norwich ushers in a world-first micromobility system to cut congestion and pollution

Another week, another world-first for British micromobility, thanks to Beryl. Plus: Coventry’s incredible scooter success; Bolt’s fast-track carbon-cutting programme; why number plates are a poor substitute for education and collaboration; and your favourite micromobility editorial source releases a rather nifty film trailer.

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.