Cambridge is taking part in a trial scheme for Voi electric ‘e-bikes’ and ‘e-scooters’, which you can hire and use around the city.
Using Voi’s app on your smartphone, you can find a nearby bike or scooter, unlock it by scanning the barcode on it, and use it for as long as you need.
About 50 bikes and 300 scooters have been introduced around the city since the trial began in October 2020.
Voi have about 50 staff at their local depot to manage supply and respond to any issues. They have signed up to the county council’s code of conduct that governs hire schemes like this.
The scooter trial is one of many pilot schemes being run across the country. The government is monitoring them to inform a decision on whether to legalise the use of electric scooters on UK roads.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) are managing the trial. They are keen to hear your feedback about the trial – contact them to let them know what you think.
The government will make a final decision about the future of the scheme when the trial finishes at the end of May 2024. We are working with the CPCA and Voi to ensure the trial is a success.