German killed and seriously injured data has begun to track incidents specifically where micromobility forms are said to be involved.

The debut dataset spans January to March 2020, during which time micromobility such as electric scooters were involved in 251 personal injury accidents, while 39 were seriously injured and one killed.

Benchmarked against the data attached to cycles, which recorded 12,727 accidents, 2,052 seriously injured and 52 killed in the same period, the trending personal travel format appears to be relatively safe; though at present there are likely to be far more cycles on the road than e-Scooters.

Emergency funding ‘winners and losers’ – is your area serious about cycling? |

Cycling UK says the Government’s recent allocation of Emergency Active Travel funding indicates which local authorities are serious about cycling and walking… and which are not.

With public transport capacity severely limited due to the coronavirus crisis, the Government fears that without large numbers switching to active travel, towns and cities’ roads will grind to a halt.

In an effort to encourage more people to walk and cycle, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced a £225m Emergency Active Travel Fund in May.

The Case for Motorist Helmets – Mikael Colville-Andersen – Medium

Helmets for motorists have been invented — in all seriousness- in order to save lives and reduce serious injury. Almost 50% of all serious head injuries happen in car crashes. Why are motorists not forced to wear them? The science is clear.

Let me be frank. People who naggingly promote bicycle helmets or mandatory helmet laws either privately or publicly — but who DON’T simultaneously support helmets for motorists or even pedestrians — are no friends of urban cycling. They are tiresome pests. Singling out bicycle users with sanctimonious finger-wagging about head gear is destructive to the public health, irrational and unintelligent.

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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has won reelection in the French capital. The widely expected announcement was made on June 28.

Hidalgo, Mayor since 2014, beat conservative candidate Rachida Dati in France’s municipal elections, winning 50.2% of the ballot compared to Dati’s 32%. Agnes Buzyn trailed in with just 16%.

August 2019) Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs – BBC News

People will have to get out of their cars if the UK is to meet its climate change targets, MPs say.

The Science and Technology Select Committee says technology alone cannot solve the problem of greenhouse gas emissions from transport.

It says the government cannot achieve sufficient emissions cuts by swapping existing vehicles for cleaner versions.

The government said it would consider the committee’s findings.

In its report, the committee said: “In the long-term, widespread personal vehicle ownership does not appear to be compatible with significant decarbonisation.”

It echoes a report from an Oxford-based group of academics who warned that even electric cars produce pollution through their tyres and brakes.