Hire an e-scooter, e-bike or e-cargo bike across Bath, Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas*
Hop on and enjoy a safe and easy way to get around town. Hiring an e-scooter or e-bike is a great way to travel to work, the shops, or simply explore your local area.
Options are available for both the occasional and the regular rider.
*E-cargo bikes will be available in the near future.
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Please note the map below shows only the general operating areas. Refer to the TIER app for more info and exclusion zones such as pedestrian only paths, parks without paths, private areas, etc…
Dark green represents the hop-on and hop-off areas while light green represents the long-term rental area.
The perfect rental option for the occasional rider. Simply use the app to find your nearest available e-scooter or e-bike, hop-on and ride on. Then you can hop-off and safely park at an approved location.
Top tip: if your app is not showing the options below, it needs updating. Visit the app store to update your app.
Pay per ride
With pay per ride, for both e-scooters and e-bikes, you pay £0.99 to unlock and £0.16 per minute thereafter. So if you’re riding for, let’s say, 10 minutes, your ride would cost you a total of £2.60.
Enjoy 30 minutes of riding at a reduced rate and free unlocks for 24 hours for £3.99. The price per minute in this option is around £0.13. This works for both e-scooters and e-bikes.
You can subscribe to monthly passes which give you a limited number of minutes to ride each month. See below the monthly options. This will work for both e-scooters and e-bikes.
Compare all options below
|Cost per minute*
|Pay per ride
|30 minutes to use within 24 hours
|150 minutes per month
|300 minutes per month
|500 minutes per month
E-scooter long-term rental
With long-term rental you can enjoy exclusive access to an e-scooter with unlimited travel within the areas of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, and South Gloucestershire for just £40 a month.
Park your e-scooter where it suits you best – at home, at work, or securely locked to a cycle stand, just like you would with a bicycle.
Our e-scooter hire scheme provides special discounts to support a wide range of users. This includes:
- Blue Light card holders (includes veterans)
- NHS employees
- University students and staff
- Those on low incomes
- Refugees and Asylum seekers
- Disabled people
- Over 65s
Rules and safety
E-scooters are classed as motorised vehicles, this is why you must have a full or provisional driving license and insurance (the insurance is covered by the e-scooter rental company!).
You’re riding a fairly heavy and fast vehicle that will sometimes share spaces with other more vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.
If not driven safely you could cause harm to you and others, so it’s very important that you ride in a safe and responsible manner. If you don’t, your account may be suspended and you may be reported to the police who may apply points to your driving licence and/or issue you with a fine.
- You must be at least 18 years old to ride an e-scooter, and hold a full or provisional driving licence
- Do not allow others to use your account or driving licence. You will be responsible for any misuse
- Never ride on the pavement
- Do not ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Only one person per vehicle
When renting, users agree to park the vehicles with respect towards pedestrians, property and traffic, and to also ensure the following:
- The vehicle is parked on a footway closely alongside a wall or in connection to a bike stand/parking rack
- The vehicle is standing up in a steady manner on its kickstand
- The vehicle is not blocking entrances, access ramps, traffic, bus stops, crossings, or obstructing pavements
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Frequently asked questions
TIER has been appointed as the operator.
You are able to ride on certain areas within Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Maps of the area, including parking, slow-ride, and no-ride zones, are all available in the TIER app. Please consult the TIER app for the most current information on the rideable areas.
No. Only e-scooters which are leased or hired as part of a local authority trial which has been authorised by the Department for Transport are legal to use. The use of privately-owned e-scooters on public land remains illegal.
Retailers need to inform e-scooter customers of the restrictions on e-scooter use so that users remain within the law. Police and Trading Standards have sent a letter to retailers to remind them of their legal obligations
It is illegal to ride an e-scooter on the pavement. E-scooters which are hired or leased through the West of England’s hire scheme can be ridden on any public land where cycles are permitted, within the operating zone, this may include some shared paths where both cyclists and pedestrians are permitted.
The operator uses geofencing technology to limit access to some places. This can include restricting use entirely or limiting the speed of e-vehicles within geographically defined zones. For example, the speed of e-scooters can be automatically restricted to slower speeds within busy pedestrian areas. Geofencing can also be used to ensure or encourage e-scooter users to park their e-scooters within permitted parking areas.
The West of England Combined Authority works closely with the police, operators, stakeholders and the public to continually refine any geofenced boundaries.
In line with the Department for Transport’s guidance, we recommend wearing a cycle helmet when using one of the hire vehicles, but their use is not mandatory.
We want to ensure that riders are safe and have the best possible experience. If the vehicle is faulty or needs to be repaired, a local team will pick it up and replace it with a new one.
No, this is included in the rental fee.
After the application has been approved and processed you will be contacted to arrange the scooter delivery to your address.
Long-term rental users are exempt from mandatory parking zones. You should still park them responsibly, on a section of pavement or other designated parking area considering pedestrians (especially vulnerable road users, such as those with visual or mobility impairments, children, and the elderly).
Yes, a lock will be provided that you can use to lock the e-scooter.
At the end of the contract, the e-scooter will be collected from your home address. You will have to return the e-scooter, the charger and the lock.
TIER customer service
If you encounter any issues with your hire or rental, such as the location of parked vehicles, misplaced vehicles, or inappropriate riding behaviour including underage riding (below the age of 18), you should report this to the operator via the app or the email address below.
This page was last updated on 17 October 2023. We cannot accept responsibility for incorrect or outdated information as unplanned changes may occur. Please always refer to the operator’s website or app for the most up to date information.