An e-scooter safety group of leading charities and transport experts is calling for higher safety standards across the sector to protect pedestrians and improve safety for riders, in a new report published today. The group – the TIER UK Safety Board – produced its inaugural interim report after testing recommendations on the ground with TIER and in consultation with disabled people, including those with sight loss, across the UK.
Leading the way in safety, ride-hailing app FREE NOW and TIER have launched an industry-first ‘anti-drink-riding’ feature as the new e-scooter rental trial begins in the capital. Londoners will now be able to use FREE NOW to hire e-scooters as well as taxis via the ride-hailing app for the first time as part of FREE NOW and TIER’s strategic global partnership.
TIER is rolling out a new pricing model for the upcoming trial in London, designed to tackle reckless riding. TIER will introduce Safety Pricing – a first-of-its-kind feature for an e-scooter operator, which doesn’t charge riders when vehicles are stationary during trips.
TIER has secured $60m of asset-backed financing from Goldman Sachs. The debt facility from the leading investment banking, securities and investment management firm is the first of such scale in micro-mobility and will fuel TIER’s e-scooter fleet expansion for 2021.
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