Matthew Niblett

Matthew Niblett
Matthew provides monitoring and analysis to clients in mobility, short-term accommodation and the wider sharing economy. He writes a weekly Sector News Summary covering shared and on-demand mobility for some of the leading players in the sector.
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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 23 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 23 Aug 2019

This week's top three: New European mobility regulations proposed; UK Government vehicles should be used for car sharing, says report; and Barcelona to issue tender for e-bikes and scooters "soon"

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 16 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 16 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Berlin authorities press e-scooter operators with voluntary agreements; City of Madrid looks to significantly deregulate taxis; and Brussels Regional transport authority calls on cities to designate no e-scooter zones.

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When regulation goes wrong: ride hailing in Spain

Written by Matthew Niblett on 14 Aug 2019

Over the last two years ride hailing policy in Spain has been mired in conflict between the industry, taxi drivers, national government, local governments and competition authorities. Rules have been changed, challenged, revised and devolved, leaving a fragmented system that does not work well for any of the stakeholders.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 9 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 09 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Spanish competition watchdog sues Barcelona over its ride hailing regulations; German cities call for more control over e-scooters; and taxi drivers urge Prime Minister to introduce ride hailing cap in London

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 2 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 02 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Paris e-scooter ordinance comes into force; German taxi drivers sue Uber; and Milan adopts new rules for e-scooters following national legalisation.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 26 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 26 Jul 2019

This week's top three: UK court upholds congestion charge for ride hailing vehicles; Copenhagen places restrictions on e-scooter parking; Uber told to get branch office and business licence to operate in Austria

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 19 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 19 Jul 2019

This week's top three: Germany's Transport Minister calls for more enforcement on e-scooters; France's Parliament fails to reach agreement on new mobility legislation; London cycling commissioner calls for regulations on e-scooters

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 12 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 12 Jul 2019

This week's top three: London's transport chief calls for safety review of e-scooters; Barcelona's ride hailing regulations struck down in court; Paris prepares to install parking zones for e-scooters

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 5 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 05 Jul 2019

This week's top three: Another new player to enter London's ride hailing market; Brussels municipality urges regional government to act on e-scooter parking; and Russia introduces new regulations for carpooling.

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