Micro-mobility company launches research fund for use of e-scooters

E-scooter firm Spin has committed £100,000 towards independent research in the UK to advance micro-mobility policy frameworks and promote rider safety.

The Micro-mobility Research Fund will support researchers from 10 leading universities in the UK and US and a number of experts in the international mobility ecosystem.

Researchers will study various safety aspects of e-scooter use as well as rider travel behaviour and the challenges and opportunities of the integration of e-scooters within a city’s road systems and existing public transport networks.

The Ford-owned micro-mobility company said safe travel behaviour will be at the centre of research topics and will build on Spin’s research-based policy work developed in the US over the past two years.