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Articles related to "mobility"


E-scooter firms get the green light to start trials of up to one year on UK streets

  • The news today lifts restrictions that had previously been in place that classified e-scooters as motor vehicles and therefore required the e-scooters to be licensed and taxed, and for operators to have licenses to use them.
  • While there had been restrictions in place before now, I should point out that they were often badly enforced: in London there have always been some private e-scooter owners zooming around alongside bikes and cars on the roads, and I’ve even stopped at red lights on my bike, with an e-scooter on one side of me, and a policeman on the other, and not a word gets exchanged, just a simple shrug of “what can you do?” So decriminalising, as it has done in other industries, will hopefully mean better oversight, alongside better choice for users.

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Coronavirus: Which country got it right?

  • These reports use anonymous data gathered from apps such as Google Maps in order to measure percentage change in mobility patterns.
  • The number of visits made to pharmacies or retail stores in January gives a baseline value of mobility against which we will compare other days.
  • Best case scenario: a country that went into heavy lockdown and saw a huge decrease in mobility would have bounced back and have an almost normal mobility pattern today.
  • Worst case scenario: a country that went into heavy lockdown and saw a huge decrease in mobility but still has not managed to reduce coronavirus cases to lift quarantine.
  • Countries have very different ways of measuring the number of daily new cases and quantifying deaths which in my opinion would cloud the universal and homogenous data provided by Google’s Mobility report.

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Coronavirus: Which country got it right?

  • These reports use anonymous data gathered from apps such as Google Maps in order to measure percentage change in mobility patterns.
  • The number of visits made to pharmacies or retail stores in January gives a baseline value of mobility against which we will compare other days.
  • Best case scenario: a country that went into heavy lockdown and saw a huge decrease in mobility would have bounced back and have an almost normal mobility pattern today.
  • Worst case scenario: a country that went into heavy lockdown and saw a huge decrease in mobility but still has not managed to reduce coronavirus cases to lift quarantine.
  • Countries have very different ways of measuring the number of daily new cases and quantifying deaths which in my opinion would cloud the universal and homogenous data provided by Google’s Mobility report.

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Coronavirus: Which country got it right?

  • These reports use anonymous data gathered from apps such as Google Maps in order to measure percentage change in mobility patterns.
  • The number of visits made to pharmacies or retail stores in January gives a baseline value of mobility against which we will compare other days.
  • Best case scenario: a country that went into heavy lockdown and saw a huge decrease in mobility would have bounced back and have an almost normal mobility pattern today.
  • Worst case scenario: a country that went into heavy lockdown and saw a huge decrease in mobility but still has not managed to reduce coronavirus cases to lift quarantine.
  • Countries have very different ways of measuring the number of daily new cases and quantifying deaths which in my opinion would cloud the universal and homogenous data provided by Google’s Mobility report.

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