Lorna Stevenson, researcher at the University’s Active Travel Academy, was quoted in an article by the Evening Standard about the launch of electric scooters in London.

Bottom of an electric scooter on the road
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The article discussed London’s sustainable future and pandemic recovery, with Transport for London (TfL) heralding electric scooters as a key part of this. Lime is one of the three operators granted licenses by TfL to release their scooters in a year-long pilot. 

There are mixed opinions on electric scooters, with some commending their sustainability and others raising concerns about safety and street clutter. Lorna Stevenson said: “We’re seeing a cultural thing where for some communities bikes aren’t aspirational, but, because of their newness and innovation, e-scooters are seen as cool.”

Read the full article on the Evening Standard’s website

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