18th Sep, 2020

Success! Redditch given THUMBS UP for long awaited e-scooter trials

Harry Leach 14th Sep, 2020 Updated: 14th Sep, 2020

REDDITCH has finally been given the green light to host long awaited e-scooter trials.

While the Borough Council’s bid to become a trial area has been approved, it’s unclear at this stage which company won the contract, although American micromobility company Bird appears to be the front-runner.

The council is expected to reveal more details tomorrow.

Another company bidding for the contract was Bolt, a firm with extensive involvement in the European e-scooter market.

Meanwhile Swedish company Voi has been appointed to trial the use of e-scooters in the West Midlands for a year, with Birmingham and Coventry city centres the first locations.

Deputy Leader of Redditch Borough Council, Coun Mike Rouse, said: “Good news! You’ll soon be able to hire an e-scooter in Redditch.

“We’re now at the forefront of ActiveTravel, delivering innovation for our town and how we move.”

For now, the trial zone will based in the town centre.

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