Voi e-scooter users in Birmingham took more than 75,000 rides during peak commute hours last month following the city-wide expansion in the summer.
Nearly 17,000 rides took place in the morning period between 7-9am, with around 58,000 rides in the evening between 4-7pm. Overall a third of e-scooter riders in Birmingham use Voi for commuting to work every day.
“Today’s figures show that Birmingham is ready for the next transport revolution as thousands of people are hopping on a Voi e-scooter for their daily commute,” Voi’s Senior Policy Manager for UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, Sam Pooke, told Zag Daily.
But this ‘transport revolution’ is not just focused on the city centre. Voi’s rider heat map reveals heavily residential communities across Birmingham are now embracing micromobility. Those living in places such as Kings Heath, Harborne and Perry Barr are now choosing e-scooters as their preferred regular mode of transport.
“With a history built on the motor industry, the pent-up demand unleashed by recent expansions to cover 130km2 of the city shows people all over Birmingham trust the reliability of our service and e-scooters to get them to work safely and on time,” said Pooke.
“To continue creating change we must deliver a service that mimics the convenience of using a car – needing to be both flexible and accessible, but greener, so people from all walks of life don’t give a second thought to using an e-scooter as part of their daily lives.”
Voi expanded its operating area in the run up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games.