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Dott sees record ride numbers in London amid rail strikes

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Micromobility operator Dott has recorded its busiest ever weekend in London. 

With rail and tube strikes grounding trains to a halt, more people chose Dott’s fleet of shared e-scooters and e-bikes to move around than ever before. 

The busiest day was Friday 19 August where total rides were 107% higher than the previous week. Rides on Saturday 20 August were also up by 34% compared to the week before.

On Friday, the average journey time on Dott’s shared vehicles was nearly 20 minutes for a distance of 3.24km. This is an increase of 25% and 21% respectively against the previous week.

“Our fleet of e-scooters and e-bikes were available to keep people moving during the rail strikes last week, resulting in record rider numbers on our service,” Dott’s General Manager for UK and Ireland, Duncan Robertson, told Zag Daily. 

“The significant increase in distance and journey times shows that shared vehicles can provide a reliable and efficient way to move across our cities.” 

Users can unlock a Dott vehicle through the Dott app for £1 and then it is £0.17 per minute. When taking out a subscription pass, the average cost per ride for pass users is £2. 

The announcement follows Dott’s release of its first edition annual sustainability report measuring the impact and progress of its operations against targets set throughout 2021.

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