Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 13 September 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 13 Sep 2019

This week's top three: On demand transport benefits from massive Paris strike; Porto seeks to learn lessons from Lisbon's "jungle" e-scooters regulations; and Munich taxi drivers call for ride hailing clampdown

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 6 September 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 06 Sep 2019

This week's top three: Ireland considers age limits and maximum speed for e-scooters; Under 18s and non-drivers to be banned from using e-scooters in Malta; and German Environment Agency says scooters can replace cars in suburbs.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 30 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 30 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Milan paves way for introduction of e-scooters; new figures show ride hailing on the rise in Spain; and Romania to update road regulations to include e-scooters.

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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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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 27 June 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 27 Jun 2019

This week's top three: Paris crackdown on e-scooters continues; moves to legalise ride hailing and e-scooters in Romania; and Uber launches a petition to reverse new rules in Austria.

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New regulations for taxis and ride-hailing in the UK

Written by Matthew Niblett on 13 Feb 2019

Yesterday (12 February 2019) the UK Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani announced significant new developments in the regulation of taxis, private hire vehicles and ride-hailing, following an independent review of the sector known as the “Task and Finish Group”.

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MPs call for more government support for Mobility-as-a-Service

Written by Matthew Niblett on 21 Dec 2018

The influential House of Commons Transport Select Committee has published its report from its inquiry into Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS). Here are Inline's top takeaways from the report and what may happen next.

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Key lessons from the Sharing Cities Summit

Written by Matthew Niblett on 20 Nov 2018

On 13 November in Barcelona at the Sharing Cities Summit representatives from 42 cities across four continents co-signed a declaration outlining principles for how cities should approach regulating the collaborative economy.

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Are city authorities a friend or a foe for mobility platforms?

Written by Matthew Niblett on 11 Sep 2018

The issue of how to regulate new transport technologies, especially ride hailing and bike and scooter sharing, is one that has become increasingly newsworthy since these platforms first emerged. Grouped loosely under the moniker of ‘on-demand transport’, these technologies have had a significant impact on urban transport in less than a decade and, for some, even less time than that.

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Potential policy potholes for electric vehicles

Written by Matthew Niblett on 13 Jun 2018

Governments all over Europe are crafting policies and regulations that will lead to electric vehicles almost entirely replacing diesel and petrol cars within thirty years. In the UK, national policies are focused on creating the infrastructure for the electric vehicle revolution, but other policy initiatives and conflicting local priorities could impede the wider public policy goal.

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Taxing times ahead for 'big tech'?

Written by Matthew Niblett on 03 Apr 2018

Are large online businesses paying their fair share of tax? This was the question debated on Tuesday 27 March by MPs in Westminster Hall, the small debating chamber in Parliament. 

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New Regulations Ahead: London’s Transport Committee Report on Future Transport

Written by Matthew Niblett on 13 Feb 2018

The London Assembly’s Transport Committee has today published ‘Future transport - How is London responding to technological innovation?

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