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Uber’s UK GM Leaves to Join Electric Scooter Start-Up @TierScooters

Uber’s General Manager of UK and Ireland, Fred Jones didn’t last long, he only joined in February. It was announced earlier this week that he has left to run the UK division of Berlin-based scooter startup Tier [1].

Rental e-scooters are expected to become legal on UK roads from this Saturday – all in a bid to ease pressure on public transport amid the coronavirus crisis.

The government will shortly set out the rules by which e-scooter-for-hire firms and riders should abide, including the recommendation that helmets be worn and scooters limited to a speed of 15mph.

Privately owned e-scooters will not be legalised.