Tag Archives: e-scooter trials

Taunton’s e-scooter trial extends to Bathpool and Monkton Heathfield

Taunton’s e-scooter trial is being extended out to Bathpool and Monkton Heathfield. The trial, being run by SWT with Zipp Mobility, provides a zero-carbon way to get around town and allow for social distancing. Since the launch in Taunton in October 2020, the scheme has registered over 6,000 users, making …

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Voi bringing electric scooter hire scheme to Oxford

Residents in the Headington area of Oxford will soon be able to rent an e-scooter as part of a trial to allow residents to both travel in a socially distanced manner and cut carbon emissions. The launch is part of a 12-month trial led by Oxfordshire County Council and e-scooter …

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Bristol and Bath e-scooter trial area expands as free rides for NHS and key emergency workers reintroduced

The operating area for e-scooters has been expanded in Bristol and Bath, following the successful launch of the West of England Combined Authority’s trial in October. The expansion will allow people to reach new destinations by e-scooter including Bishopston, St Werburghs, Easton and Bedminster in Bristol and Oldfield Park and …

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Neuron e-scooters coming to Newcastle in 2021

Neuron’s e-scooters are coming to Newcastle with a trial set to begin in early 2021. The company said it looks forward to partnering with Newcastle City Council to deliver a ‘safe, socially-distanced and environmentally-friendly’ service. The trial, subject to final Government approval, will see an initial roll-out of 250 e-scooters …

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E-scooter trial to be launched in Chester

People in Chester will soon be able to get around using hired electric scooters as part of a trial to encourage greener travel methods. Cheshire West and Chester Council, in partnership with e-scooter provider Ginger, will launch a 12-month trial in the city from Monday, 21st December. The trial is …

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Voi e-scooters arriving in two new UK towns this week

Voi will launch services in Kettering and West Bromwich town centres this week. Initially, there will be 50 scooters available to rent in Kettering from 4am to 11pm. In Sandwell, there will be 25 Voi scooters available to hire close to West Bromwich town centre with more set to be …

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Buckinghamshire’s e-scooter trials see ‘electrifying’ start

E-scooters running in Aylesbury and High Wycombe have covered the equivalent of travelling from New York to Los Angeles in their first full week of operation, Buckinghamshire Council and operator Zipp Mobility have said. The 50 strong fleet of e-scooters, which were used over 1,330 times, clocked up more than …

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Spin e-scooters arriving in Basildon next week

Spin is launching its first Essex public hire e-scooter trial in Basildon next Monday, 7th December. 50 e-scooters will be available for hire in the town. This is the first step in a managed phased launch which Spin is looking to gradually expand hand in hand with demand and working …

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E-scooter trial zone set to expand in Birmingham

The operating area of Birmingham’s e-scooter trial is to be expanded to the north and southwest of the city from 4th December. The expansion will include the A38 and A34 cycling corridors respectively, allowing people to reach key destinations by e-scooter including: – The University of Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, …

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E-scooters to be trialled in Copeland

E-scooters are to be trialled in Copeland, the Department for Transport has announced. Ginger, a micromobility company which provides electric scooters in cities across the UK, will partner with Copeland Borough Council to deliver the project. “Due to our area’s spinal mode of public transport which stretches the length of …

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