News and Updates
25 May 2021
Voi e-scooters now available at Eddington
E-scooters and e-bikes from Voi have been deployed at Eddington, ready for hire 24/7 in the Community Square outside the Storey’s Field Centre.
Voi rental e-scooters and e-bikes are now at the University of Cambridge West Site and Eddington, enabling residents to make necessary journeys using an outdoors, convenient, and carbon-neutral mode of transport.
E-scooters are perfect for distances between 1-3 miles, and e-bikes are a good option for journeys from 3-9 miles, ideal for replacing short car rides, improving air quality and reducing congestion.
The e-scooters and e-bikes will be available to rent 24 hours a day at parking hubs located at the University of Cambridge West site and Eddington. To be eligible to ride one of Voi’s vehicles, users need to be 18 years old and over and have at least a provisional driving license, which they will have to upload to the Voi app when they first register. The app is available for free on Apple App Store or Google Play.
Voi shared e-scooters and e-bikes will cost £1 to unlock and then £0.20 per minute of usage, and staff and students at the University of Cambridge can take advantage of a 20% discount on daily and monthly passes.
Voi offers 24-hour (at £10, £8 with discount ) and 30-day (at £40, £32 with discount ) subscriptions, allowing users to take an unlimited number of 45 minute rides at a fixed rate. Other discounts are also available to those on a low income. Whilst lockdown restrictions are in place, Voi is offering free rides for NHS and Emergency Service workers.
The safety of the trial is a number one priority for Voi and the University of Cambridge. To ensure the scooters are introduced as safely as possible, the speed will be capped at 12.5 miles per hour. Voi also worked closely with the University of Cambridge to create geofenced areas, including slow riding, no riding and mandatory parking areas. These areas can be found in the map provided to users and visible in-app.
The micro-mobility operator actively promotes user education and encourages all its users to take Voi’s accredited digital traffic school, RideLikeVoila. The company also provides in-app safety information to riders and now that the lockdown is easing in-person safety training events will take place across the main cities where Voi trials are taking place, offering new and existing riders the opportunity to improve their riding skills.
Vi e-scooters and e-bikes are also available elsewhere in Cambridge, where over 131,600 rides were taken, and over 284,000km were travelled to date.