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The SCC e-Scooter Rental Trial


Southampton City Council launched a trial of rental e-scooters on Thursday 18 March 2021. The trial is part of a Government initiative to allow people in cities to access a sustainable and socially distanced mode of travel. 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. 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.

Privately owned and unregulated e-scooters are not part of the trial. It is illegal to ride privately owned e-scooters on roads, pavements and cycleways, including on The Common, or in any public space. Members of the public who observe such riding are advised to contact the police using the non-emergency number 101 or Report Online

Riding privately owned e-scooters on private land requires the land owner’s permission.

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 50 Voi e-scooters are spread across the city, with a parking rack near to the University of Southampton Highfield Campus. Specific information on the e-scooters can be found here: http://www.highfieldresidents.org.uk/scc-e-scooter-trial-to-begin-thursday-18-march-2021/


New Voi e-scooter docking bays and how to report a Voi e-scooter

Posted by on Jun 11, 2021 in E-scooter trial, News

Here is a message from Portswood Ward Councillor John Savage about the proposed new docking bays for Voi e-scooters, and also how to report an e-scooter: Voi electric hire scooters sent through info on their proposed new docking bays. As always for...

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E-scooter docking bay on the corner of Church Lane is cancelled

Posted by on May 25, 2021 in E-scooter trial, News

Here is a message from Councillor John Savage re a VOi e-scooter docking bay on the corner of Church Lane: “A few weeks ago I contacted the transport team regarding a number of concerns about the VOI scooter docking bay scheduled to be...

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How to recognise a legal e-scooter

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in E-scooter trial, News

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...

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E-scooters in Southampton: which ones are legal and which ones are not

Posted by on Apr 6, 2021 in Crime Incidents, E-scooter trial, News

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...

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Message from Cllr Savage re alternative location for e-scooter docking station

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in E-scooter trial

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...

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Message from Councillor Savage re proposed docking bay for e-scooters near Highfield Church

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in E-scooter trial, News

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...

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E-scooter trial launches in Southampton (information courtesy of Southampton City News)

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in E-scooter trial

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...

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Some background to Voi Technology, the Swedish Company operating the SSC trial of e-scooters in Southampton

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in E-scooter trial

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...

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SCC E-Scooter trial to begin Thursday 18 March 2021

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in E-scooter trial

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...

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