Hop on an e-scooter for an easier commute to the University of Bath
Students and residents can now take advantage of an easier commute up Widcombe Hill, after the West of England’s e-scooter trial was extended to cover the University of Bath’s Claverton Down campus.
The third phase of the e-scooter trial in Bath, which was introduced in 2020, now extends to over eight square miles to enable more people to easily commute or take short journeys around the city, including up Widcombe Hill to reach the University of Bath.
The West of England is one of only four Future Transport Zones in the country, set up to trial new transport technologies, such as e-scooters, to help reduce congestion, improve air quality and lower carbon emissions.
The e-scooters, which have replaced approximately 90,000 car journeys since being introduced, can be hired by anyone aged 18 and over with a provisional or full UK driving licence, between 6am and 10pm. They are limited to 12.5mph, even when coming down Widcombe Hill, for additional safety and all users are strongly encouraged to wear appropriate safety gear, including a helmet, and follow Voi’s safety guidelines.
In celebration of the expansion to the University of Bath, Voi is offering user discounts. New users can receive one free 30 minute ride using the discount code ‘BACKTOIT22’ (valid until 31 October 2022), while existing users can receive a £5 voucher by completing the Ride Like Voila traffic school or taking a helmet selfie after their next ride.