eScooter trial services temporarily suspended in areas just outside of Cambridge City
The Combined Authority has worked with Voi and the Department for Transport (DfT) to temporarily suspend eScooter trial services which serve Impington, Histon, Girton and Milton. The area of Cambridge covered by the eScooter trial does not cover these locations, and the extension of these services was made in error, which has only become apparent during a recent review of the programme.
These services have been well used in these areas, and as such we are working quickly to apply to the Department for Transport to amend the trial area to include these locations. The DfT is set to make a decision on 7th December and if the application is successful, we hope to reinstate the service in these areas as soon as possible after this date.
A spokesperson for the Combined Authority said: “There are many benefits to the availability of eScooters in Cambridge, including improving public health, and providing a fun, cheap and convenient way to get around the city, especially amongst younger users who might not be able to enjoy the same freedoms without them. They are the only eScooters legally allowed on the roads of Cambridge, and we have recently seen the key milestone of one million rides since launch with over 2.7 million kilometres travelled. The trial has encouraged people to make more environmentally conscious decisions about their transport choices, and we at the Combined Authority hope to be able to get them back into these areas quickly so that they can continue to play their part in encouraging safe, active and sustainable travel. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by their suspension.”