City of York adds more e-scooters to its year-long trial

There are now 250 e-scooters in use across York as part of a year-long e-scooter trial supported by operator TIER.

Another 50 of them have been introduced this week as part of the Department for Transport-approved scheme renting an e-scooter in the city which costs users £1 to unlock and 15p per minute travelled.

Andy D’Agorne, Executive Member for Transport at City of York Council, said: “York’s electric vehicle landscape is developing quickly ,and we are pleased to see that the variety of transport modes available is widening choice for residents to get around sustainably.

“This trial is a great opportunity to explore how e-bikes can add to the mix of sustainable transport options in York, whilst helping to improve air quality and expand our electric vehicle offer.

“We are working closely with TIER to ensure that this new mode of sustainable travel fits the needs of our residents and visitors as we work together to create a greener, cleaner city.”

Since the launch in October last year e-scooters in York have been used by more than 6,500 people with 40 parking bays allocated across the city. The o e-scooter project is part of a raft of measures being put in place in the City of York to tackle pollution and improve air quality.

York’s clean air zone, which is also the UK’s only voluntary zone, rolled out in January this year while the city has also bid to become the UK’s first all electric bus city.

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