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Londoners embrace e-scooters as rental trials are under way

Londoners embrace e-scooters as rental trials are under way

Breaking News, Covid-19, News, TFL, Transport
As the demand for micro-mobility has been surging amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Londoners have also embraced e-scooters as an alternative form of transport. In early 2021, the city is expected to host the UK’s biggest e-scooter rental trial; with thousands of the two-wheeled vehicles hitting the streets of London. https://youtu.be/dBO6FaVx8uo (Video produced by Hai Anh Vu) Transport for London (TfL) unveiled their plan for the UK’s biggest e-scooter rental trial in late November. The twelve-month trial means e-scooters will be able to be used on roads and cycle lanes, but not on pavements or public walkways.  E-scooter rental trial kicks off in early 2021. (Photo by Hai Anh Vu) Although it is now illegal to ride e-scooters on public roads, with riders at risk of facing a £

Coronavirus: London Transport Virus Free?

Covid-19, Health, London, TFL
By Jade Lumley London Buses and Underground services were both tested, and no traces of the virus were found either on surfaces, or in the air. But what impact does this have on it's users? Transport for London (TFL) has granted access to Imperial College London Experts on a monthly basis to ensure that public transport around the city is adequate to use on a daily basis. With these tests, they will carry-out the journey of a day-to-day passenger, taking swabs from surfaces the average user may potentially come in to contact with on their travels. Despite this recent reassurance, there is no guarantee that transport users will be completely worry-free. Notably, these tests are only carried out at prime locations: Waterloo Station, Euston Station and The Northern Line. ...
Uber attempts to regain London operating licence

Uber attempts to regain London operating licence

Breaking News, London, TFL, Transport, Uber, UK news, Uncategorized
Uber app (Image: thesun) Uber fights back against U.K. regulator’s decision to revoke its operating license in London which will put its biggest market in Europe at risk.  Uber Technologies Inc. has appealed against Transport for London's (TFL) decision to revoke its operating license to work in the UK's capital due to a “pattern of failures” in safety and security.  Following this news, Uber released a statement describing the decision as "extraordinary and wrong”. The taxi app firm’s regional general manager for northern and eastern Europe, Jamie Heywood, said safety is its “top priority” after the appeal was filed at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on the 13 December. “We are committed to Londoners and are working closely with TfL to address their concerns and reques