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Councils and operators ask DfT for more powers to control bike share

Regulation or responsibility? Transport service or data gatherers? And, of course the C-word (clutter). These were some of the topics discussed at a DfT bike share event in Leicester.

Juliana O’Rourke
16 February 2018
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The DfT’s Bike Share masterclass held last week in Leicester saw local authorities and operators alike give a strong heads-up that, in future, some kind of bike share licensing framework may be needed. Whilst agreeing that voluntary codes of conduct and signing up to Bikeplus’s accreditation scheme are working for now with the co-operation of the current players operating in the UK, there is no guarantee that less co-operative operators won’t seek to place their bikes in...

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