Tier will begin rolling out its new fleet of e-scooters in the city of Bristol, England this Saturday 14 October in what will become the UK’s largest trial scheme.
A fleet of 2,000 mint-green rental e-scooters will be deployed initially and will be joined by a fleet of shared e-bike and e-cargo bikes later this month.
Eventually the fleet will steadily rise to 8,000 vehicles across the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority – comprising 4,000 e-scooters, 1,500 e-bikes, over 2,000 long term rental e-scooters and 20 cargo bikes.
Leading on the e-cargo bike rollout, which is a first for the region, is Tier’s Business Development Manager for UKI Leigh Richards. “Working in close partnership with the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority, we will be launching 20 e-cargo bikes, in 10 back-to-base stations across Bristol and Bath in the coming weeks.
“Locations have been identified that will cover both residential and commercial density, with the overall aim to reduce car journeys, whether it’s the school run, or the daily work delivery.
“Local engagement is planned in the weeks leading up to launch, with training days offered for first time users.”
Today also marks the launch of Tier’s long term rental service where Bristol and Bath users can have their own e-scooters for a monthly fee of £40.
To help improve parking conditions in busy areas, 100 parking suitable bays across the region will have physical markers installed.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “I am looking forward to welcoming Tier to Bristol and working with them to build on the huge success of Bristol’s e-scooter trial, including on issues of safety and parking. Expanding the service to include e-bikes will mean even more people can access sustainable transport easily across our city, helping towards our net zero ambition and adding to the 10 million rides already taken in Bristol since the start of the scheme.”