The Urban Mobility Partnership welcome new micromobility member Dott
Today, shared micromobility operator Dott has been announced as the newest member of the Urban Mobility Partnership.
Dott will join as the Urban Mobility Partnership’s e-scooter provider, following its successful bid to be one of three operators participating in London’s recently launched trial. The expansion of the remit of the Urban Mobility Partnership to cover the full breadth of the mobility landscape, reflects the growing prevalence of micromobility solutions and their role in creating the multi modal transport systems of the future that place the consumer and their needs at its heart.
Dott currently operate over 20,000 e-scooters in 15 European cities spanning Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Poland. The organisation achieved carbon neutrality in 2019 and is committed to environmental sustainability. Dott are currently operating e-scooters across six London Boroughs as part of the capital’s e-scooter trial.
On 7 June, TfL and London Councils announced the start of London’s rental e-scooter trial in a core group of boroughs, Canary Wharf and the City of London with more areas expected to join the 12-month trial as it progresses. Dott has been appointed alongside Lime and TIER to take part in the trial after a process where their ability to meet strict safety requirements and high operating standards was carefully considered.
Sebastian Schlebusch, Head of Market Development at Dott said:
“On behalf of Dott, I am happy to join UMP as we believe in collaborative approaches and multimodal solutions to transportation challenges. We complement UMP’s portfolio by our expertise in managing shared micromobility in a safe and sustainable way.”
“It is the perfect time to join UMP after the successful launch of our e-scooter trial in London and we look forward to supporting the exciting initiatives the partnership has already had success in delivering across the UK.”
James Lancaster, Chair of the Urban Mobility Partnership and Head of European Mobility Innovation, Local Policy and Partnerships at Enterprise Holdings said:
“We are so pleased to welcome Dott as the newest member of the Urban Mobility Partnership and to add e-scooters to the wide variety of transport modes UMP represent.”
“Dott will represent the e-scooter industry within the partnership at a time of great change for the UK’s transport landscape, with trials of this mode taking place up and down the country.”
“As we build back from the impacts of the pandemic, we have an opportunity to build an urban mobility system that tackles congestion, air quality and climate change. The Urban Mobility Partnership is committed to working with politicians at all levels of Government to make that future a reality and Dott add another powerful voice to our partnership.”