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How to use Voi in Birmingham

Safe riding starts with you

Why are the scooters on the street?
Voi was chosen by West Midlands Combined Authority and Birmingham City Council to provide an affordable, convenient and greener form of transport for everyone. The aim of the scheme is to trial the new form of transport locally, and offer locals a greener way to travel around town in the future.

Where can I ride?
The scooters can be used in a 130 km2 area in Birmingham. A great thing about riding Vois is that you can ride as good as all over but there are some exceptions. You can discover more about the Voi Zones – using a technology called geofencing, your e-scooter gently adjusts its speed according to the Zone you’re in. 

So, for example, in Birmingham, all around the Town Hall and Victoria Square is a Slow Speed Zone to be aware of everything going on around. Cycling lanes are also e-scooting lanes and, in Birmingham, they are improving all the time.

We ask all Voi riders to respect the rules below when riding one of our scooters in Birmingham. You can also find more information about how to get started here.

Riding an e-scooter on the pavement is illegal

Be aware of pedestrians and other road users

Ride in bicycle lanes where possible and plan your route ahead of your journey

Do avoid roads with a speed limit above 30mph if they don't have a bicycle lane

Only ever ride one person per e-scooter

You are also encouraged to wear a helmet, you can get a helmet from us by attending our safety training

Where can I Voi in Birmingham?

In Birmingham you will find traffic free cycling routes, on road cycle lanes and signed routes on quieter roads.

If you would like to learn more or plan your route before you next ride a Voi, visit Birmingham City Council's cycling webpages here.

A38 and A34 blue cycle routes

The new, blue surfaced routes provide wide two-way cycle routes which are separated from other traffic wherever possible. There also dedicated signals for cyclists/ scooter riders at major functions.

The CycleStreets

An open source map and journey planner is available from CycleStreets. This useful tool shows cycle parking (which can be used by scooters) and other places of interest. Riding on canal towpaths is strictly prohibited*

ALWAYS PLAN YOUR JOURNEY

In order to make your journey as safe as possible. We recommend using Google Maps 'Cycling' route planner to map and help guide you on your way. Riding on canal towpaths is strictly prohibited*

Voi Map

Geofencing

Be aware of geofencing. All our scooters are bound under what we call geofencing. With help of the scooter's GPS, geofencing helps decide where the scooters are able to ride and park. Please be mindful of the map before you start your ride.

Geofencing explained:
*Red = No Parking Zone. The scooters aren't allowed to be parked.
* Black = No Riding Zone. In these areas, the scooters aren't allowed and the gear will hence stop working if entering.
* Yellow = Slow Zone. The scooters will slow down to adhere to road speed.

Am I eligible?

Anyone wanting to hire one our Birmingham e-scooters must meet the following eligibility requirements:

✅ 18+ years of age
✅ Hold a provisional or full driving licence

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Report a scooter

Found a misplaced Voi e-scooter or e-bike in the UK? Report it! This reported information goes directly to the Voi Operations team so we can take quick action.

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Join our safety training

We're hosting in-person safety events and webinars on a monthly basis. These will cover everything that you need to know in order to feel comfortable and safe on our e-scooters.

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