E-scooters

Remember to ride safe, wear a helmet and don't drink and ride!

Getting around Southampton has become even easier with the introduction of rental e-scooters.  Part of a Government trial and operated by e-scooter rental company, the e-scooters can be hired by residents and visitors to Southampton over the age of 18 and with a provisional or full drivers licence. 

With just under 200 parking racks stretching from east to west of the city, e-scooters offer an easy, hassle free and sustainable source of travel. 

In this section of the My Journey website you can explore e-scooter information, resources, a Q&A, as well as a safety video.

How do I use an e-scooter?

  1. Download the Voi app.
  2. Open the app and search for nearby e-scooters.
  3. Follow the instructions provided in-app.
  4. Scan the QR code to unlock.
  5. Enjoy your ride, follow local regulations, use bike lanes where available, and do not ride on pavements.
  6. Reach your destination and “End Ride” in the app. Park correctly and make sure the e-scooter is not obstructing others.

Think!

  • One rider per e-scooter
  • Follow the Highway Code
  • We recommend that you wear a helmet
  • Don’t ride on pavements
  • Be aware of surroundings

We know that most people will use e-scooters responsibly and we will work with the operator and the police to address irresponsible use.

 

Read our full Q&A below