As our E-scooter trial has now launched we are pleased to see that many people have been able to try them out and find them to be useful as an alternative mode of transport for short distances which allows for social distancing.
Please be aware that it is illegal to ride any e-scooters which are not provided by the operator VOI (so look out for the coral pink livery as shown above).
Privately owned e-scooters are not permitted in any part of the West Midlands and no other operator has permission to rent out e-scooters within the trial region.
Whilst we are delighted that many are enjoying using e-scooters, Transport for West Midlands would like to kindly remind users to be considerate of others and to ride responsibly and safely.
The Voi e-scooters will only allow you to ride in areas which are a part of the trial zone. Outside of these areas E-scooters will not work.
Voi e-scooters are capped at 15.5 mph as per UK regulation and not permitted on pavements. They are allowed in some pedestrian zones, known as ‘slow zones’, and will automatically run slower in these areas at a limit of 5mph. This is in the interest of public safety.
We also greatly encourage users to wear a helmet for your own safety and to return E-scooters to the hubs available as much as possible and to consider other road users when parking these vehicles. Voi is providing some helmets for users at their safety demonstrations.