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How to recognise a legal e-scooter

It was great to see so many people out in Portswood this morning with the cafes, hairdressers and shops open and very long queues for some charity shops! In the Voi docking bay for the rental trial e-scooters outside the Trago Lounge (see picture below), there was just one solitary pinky-red e-scooter left; recognisable by their colour and registration number on the back; they can only go at max...
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E-scooters in Southampton: which ones are legal and which ones are not

The below information has mainly been obtained courtesy of the Southampton City Council website but also from other sources. Legal e-scooters Solent Transport and Partners are running a e-scooter rental trial in Southampton until November. These e-scooters, provided by Voi, can be hired legally but they should only be used on roads and cycle lanes and not on pavements or on the motorway. Users...
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Message from Cllr Savage re alternative location for e-scooter docking station

This is another message from Councillor John Savage about the proposed docking station for trial rental e-scooters near to Highfield Church. If you have suggestions on an alternative location, do please let Cllr Savage know or we would be happy to pass this information on. His details are below: Home: 023 8087 8999 Email: Councillor.j.savage@southampton.gov.uk His message reads: “I got...
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Message from Councillor Savage re proposed docking bay for e-scooters near Highfield Church

A message from Councillor Savage about the proposed docking bay for rental e-scooters near to Highfield Church: “I have been contacted by a number of residents near to Highfield Church. A new rental e-scooter docking bay has been proposed for the corner of Highfield Lane and Church Lane. All contacts including from the school have written in objection to this. I agree and have contacted...
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E-scooter trial launches in Southampton (information courtesy of Southampton City News)

E-scooter trial launches in Southampton From today (Thursday 18 March), residents and visitors in Southampton, including those in Highfield, will be able to rent a Voi e-scooter to move around the city for essential journeys. Southampton is one of a number of locations across the Solent to be taking part in the trial, funded by the Department for Transport Future Transport Zone. The 50 Voi...
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Some background to Voi Technology, the Swedish Company operating the SSC trial of e-scooters in Southampton

The Southampton City Council trial of rental e-scooters will begin in part of the city, which includes Highfield, from 18 March 2021.  The Swedish company operating the scheme is Voi Technology. Here are some presentation slides giving some background information on the company:  HRA Voi x Southampton Pack Shared 210301 Presentation slides .pptx The trial is part of a Government initiative to...
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SCC E-Scooter trial to begin Thursday 18 March 2021

SCC E-Scooter Trial to begin on Thursday 18 March A trial of rental e-scooters will begin in part of the city, which includes Highfield, from 18 March 2021.  The Swedish company operating the scheme is Voi Technology.  The trial is part of a Government initiative to allow people in cities to access a sustainable and socially distanced mode of travel.  Initial focus will be on Key Workers, for...
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