We know you enjoy a punt down the river in Cambridge, but it’s time to try something different. Cambridge citizens and visitors can now explore a new, carbon neutral way to get around the city.
Starting today, our e-scooters, which travel at a maximum speed of 10 mph, will be available to riders in Cambridge City centre — from the Fitzwilliam Museum to Angela Ruskin University to the Botanic Garden.
E-scooters will be available to unlock for £1 and cost £0.20 per minute between 06:00 hrs and 20:00 hrs. There is a variety of subscriptions available, as well as discounted passes for students, key workers and people on a low-income. To ride a Voi e-scooter, a user must have a provisional driving licence and be at least 18 years of age. To get started, download the free app via the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Although we will start the trail with 50 scooters, more will be introduced over time. The rollout of our 12-month pilot will be phased and deliberate. Our aim is to do things the right way and take it slow; that means working closely with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the community, and the police to make sure e-scooters are an asset to this historic city. We expect to create more than 50 jobs in the region and will be working alongside local transport providers to integrate fully with bus and train operators.
Safety and health are paramount. E-scooters are a great way to maintain social distance while getting there you need to go, but as scooters are regularly in use and exposed to the environment, we’ve ramped up our cleaning program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scooters are disinfected daily, and we’ve equipped our handlebars with copper tape that inactivates the coronavirus. Our safety operations exceed Government requirements, with regular in-person and online rider education — such as our RideLikeVoila online traffic school. All riders should obey the Highway Code, wear a helmet, and be vigilant about pedestrians, especially vulnerable road users and children. Never ride on the pavement — that’s strictly prohibited. Interested in what we’re doing to keep everyone who shares the road in the U.K. safe? Read more about our safety initiatives.
Enjoy the ride, Cambridge!