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Micromobility

Micromobility is a trend that’s growing and KTN’s Transport Team is working closely with industry and government to understand the opportunities and the challenges.

The way people and goods travel is changing and people want short, particularly urban, journeys to be cleaner, greener and healthier.  This is even more pertinent as our relationships with town and city centres has changed due to the pandemic.  As demands and trends change, technology is responding.

Micromobility is a catch-all term covering electric bikes, scooters, skateboards: small, often electric vehicles designed for one or two people.

This sector is changing rapidly; at present, many Mircromobility vehicles are not legal on UK roads and the development of this industry is being carefully considered by government and industry. The potential benefits are huge to our health, our environment and our urban planning.  But the growth of the sector needs to be well-managed and consultations are underway to assess the potentials and the challenges.

Our Micromobility Expert

Rob Furlong

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Funding Opportunities

APC 20: Developing automotive technologies and growing capability towards net zero

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £25 million for late stage research and development projects that help accelerate the UK towards a net zero automotive future.

Opens: 10/01/2022 Closes: 02/03/2022

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UK-Singapore Collaborative R&D

UK registered businesses can apply for up to £350k per project for the purpose of developing proposals with Singapore. Applications in advanced manufacturing and materials, agrifood tech, mobility and transport, cybersecurity and health and life sciences particularly welcome.

Opens: 24/01/2022 Closes: 20/04/2022

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Recorded: 23rd July

Micromobility Hub: Behaviours and Attitudes around Micromobility

Is there a role for innovation in promoting more active travel? We know being more active is good for our mental and physical health but how can innovation nudge behaviours, so it becomes a more dominant form of travel? In this webinar we will be joined by Jenna Panter, Cambridge University and Vivacity Labs to discuss the technology and behavioural changes that need to happen so active travel is pervasive and becomes a routine.

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News

28.07.2021

Accessibility across all transport modes

The Department for Transport has announced a range of initiatives to support and enable confident travel for disabled people, linked to the National Disability Strategy. Disabled passengers will have better accessibility when using transport and a significant say in how they travel and how the future of transport is shaped.  The initiatives are welcomed by KTN’s Transport Team, who are acutely aware of the importance of accessibility across all modes of transport.

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10.12.2021

Creating an accessible and inclusive future flight

Businesses lose approximately £2 billion per month by ignoring the needs of disabled people.

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