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Voi encourages UK citizens to prioritise sustainable transport ahead of General Election

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Voi is calling on the UK public to ask their political candidates to prioritise scooting and cycling if they are elected. 

A new blog on the company’s website recommends a series of questions citizens can ask their parliamentary candidates ahead of the General Election on 4 July. 

The blog reads “No doubt you’ll soon have prospective MPs knocking on your door and trying to get your vote. If you care about the future of micromobility in your town or city, we’ve come up with some questions you can ask candidates to make sure they prioritise cycling and scooting if they’re elected.” 

One of the proposed questions is – “Will you ask the new government to fix a date for legislation to make e-scooter trials permanent?” 

As it stands, only rental e-scooters part of the UK government trials are legal to ride. These trials in a select number of towns and cities began in 2020 to gather data ahead of legislation being introduced to make scooters permanent, but the trials have since been delayed, most recently until May 2026.

James Bolton, General Manager of Voi UK, told Zag Daily: “We urge the next government to set a firm timeline for this legislation and, in the meantime, enable more towns and cities to set up e-scooter trials and allow existing authorities to expand e-scooter operation areas.

“With 1.5 million UK riders relying on our e-scooters and e-bikes for commuting, appointments, or leisure, it is crucial the new parliament understands the importance of shared micromobility and prioritises legislation.”

Last week Voi warned it may be forced to withdraw from London as the scheme has become ‘financially unsustainable’.

Voi currently operates in Cambridge, Cheltenham, Corby, Gloucester, Kettering, Liverpool, London, Northampton, Oxford, Portsmouth, Rushden & Higham Ferrers, Southampton, and Wellingborough.

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