Micromobility operator Voi has added 32 new parking racks over the last six months in Portsmouth, which amounts to nearly 260 parking spaces.
This helps open up locations currently underserved by the scheme including Milton Common, Eastney Beach, and the Lock Sailing Club. It also increases the total capacity in the city by a third, meaning the total amount of parking provision available for riders has reached 900 spaces.
The additional parking spaces improves the convenience of micromobility options as the city transitions to a decarbonised future. Since launching in 2021, ridership of Voi e-scooters has reached nearly 372,000 rides, replacing more than 165,000 short car journeys in the city.
This has significantly reduced the CO2 emissions and improved the air quality in the city according to Cllr Lynne Stagg, cabinet member for Traffic and Transportation at Portsmouth City Council and Chair of Solent Transport’s Joint Committee.
“The latest figures on rental e-scooter use show that people are using them as part of their daily routine, which is what we hoped would happen, and I’m pleased to see people are using them with other modes of public transport.
“These findings are in line with what we as a council would like to see – people travelling across our city in ways that are convenient, cost-effective and considerate. There’s also less of an environmental impact, improving air quality for everyone in Portsmouth.”