Voi is launching city guides for eight UK cities as well as discounts for new riders to encourage people to get out and explore their local area as part of Clean Air Day today, 17th June.
Birmingham, Bristol, Bath, Cambridge, Liverpool, Northampton, Southampton and Portsmouth each have their own guide, which provides scooter-friendly routes to help riders travel around their local area. The city guides are available to view on voiscooters.com.
The city guides have been created as part of Voi’s commitment to enable the 15 Minute City movement. The concept, devised by Sorbonne professor Carlos Moreno, aims to create cities where everything a resident needs can be reached within a 15-minute walk, scooter or bike ride, from education to healthcare, retail and green space.
To encourage riders to get out and about on Clean Air Day, Voi is offering a £3 discount to new riders from 16th-23rd June. To redeem the discount, new Voi riders need to download the Voi app, find a scooter and then add the code ‘CleanAir’.
“Voi riders across the UK have been telling us how much they enjoy using the scooters to explore their local areas so we’ve put together these brilliant city guides to offer suggested routes and places to visit on a Voi journey,” said Jack Samler, general manager at Voi UK and Ireland.
“As the UK looks to further ease restrictions, our cities are expected to become busier so we want to ensure that everyone can access this safe, sustainable and socially distanced form of transport. In the rush back to normality, it’s vital that we don’t lose the environmental gains of the past year and continue to prioritise green transport options.”
Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for transport and environment, councillor Waseem Zaffar added: “Air pollution is one of the biggest issues facing our citizens here in Birmingham and a big part of tackling that is encouraging people to convert their short journeys to active travel such as walking, cycling and scooting.
“Voi e-scooters are just one of the many options available to people, and they have proven to be really popular. I’m really pleased that Voi has chosen to roll out city guides and other incentives to support Clean Air Day.”