E-scooter Trials

Three trials of rental e-scooters are running in the Solent region: on the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton as part of a national trial for the Department for Transport.

The focus of the trials is on safety, giving people new travel options, and learning lessons for the future; including possible changes to the law around e-scooters. During the trial, it remains illegal to ride a private e-scooter on any public land: either the road or footway. Only rental e-scooters provided by the operators in the Solent (Voi or Beryl), can be used.

Recent updates:

The trials have been well received. By September 2022, more than 139,000 users had ridden a total of 1.37 million trips. All three trials have been extended to November 2024 and continue to expand.

Find out more in our 2022 factsheet here.

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Sally Person, E-scooter user, Portsmouth