U.K. accelerates the start of e-scooter trials

July 17, 2020
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by Chad Goldberg
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Citing mobility concerns and unprecedented levels of walking and biking due to COVID, the U.K. government has agreed to move forward the start date for legal e-scooter trials in the country. This comes in part based on the country's $2.5 billion package that seeks to facilitate alternative modes of transportation and help move people off public transport in response to the pandemic, but anecdotes continue to amount in support for micromobility in the face of COVID, as New York City recently legalized electric bikes and scooters, and company Spin made headlines for expanding to Europe. Though public transit and ride-hail companies have suffered throughout COVID, micromobility continues to gain traction as a viable alternative for commuters. 

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