Statement by Zipp Mobility on the Government’s Approval to Draft Legislation for the Regulation of e-Scooters and e-Bikes
Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD has today announced the Government’s approval to draft legislation which will allow for the regulation of e-scooters and e-bikes in the forthcoming Road Traffic (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill.
Charlie Gleeson, CEO and Founder of Zipp Mobility, the Irish micromobility operator headquartered at NovaUCD said, “We welcome the comments by Minister Ryan TD announcing the Government’s approval to draft legislation which will allow for the regulation of e-scooters and e-bikes in Ireland. We look forward to seeing more specific details about how e-scooters and e-bikes will be regulated. We (Zipp) are currently operating scooter-sharing services in several locations across the UK and we’re looking forward to bringing our service back home once this legislation is approved into law. We are already talking to a number of local authorities about shared schemes and we look forward to progressing these conversations in the weeks and months ahead.”
He added, “E-scooters are a great socially-distanced transport option in a time of COVID-19 and also enable towns and cities to reduce their carbon footprints.”
Last month Zipp Mobility announced that it plans to create at least 30 additional jobs in 2021 as it is set to launch e-scooter services across Ireland once new e-scooter legislation is passed into law.
1 February 2021
For further information contact Micéal Whelan, Communications and Media Relations Manager, UCD Research and Innovation, NovaUCD, e: firstname.lastname@example.org, t: + 353 1 716 3712.
Zipp Mobility is an Irish e-scooter operator bringing a more sustainable e-scooter sharing model to cities in the UK, Ireland and further afield. www.zippmobility.com
At NovaUCD, the hub for new ventures and entrepreneurs at University College Dublin, we nurture and support new high-tech and knowledge-intensive companies as part of UCD's mission. At NovaUCD we provide purpose-built, state-of-the-art incubation facilities alongside a comprehensive business support programme for client companies such as Zipp Mobility. NovaUCD has been funded through a unique public-private partnership that includes AIB Bank, Arthur Cox, Deloitte, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, Goodbody Stockbrokers, UCD and Xilinx. www.novaucd.ie