TIER to Take Over Micromobility Services in Bristol and Bath

TIER has been selected by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to take over the provision of shared micromobility services in Bristol and Bath.

Under this contract, TIER will operate the new WESTscoot service, which will expand the number of e-scooters available, while also incorporating e-bikes and e-cargo bikes for the first time.

In total, the fleet will consist of 4,000 WESTscoot e-scooters, 1,500 WESTbike e-bikes and 20 WESTcargo e-cargo bikes.

The new service will be run in conjunction with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).

The new service will run in conjunction with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA)
The new service will include e-scooters, e-bikes and e-cargo bikes

E-scooter services in the West of England are currently operated by Voi, which has provided over six million journeys in the region since 2020.

However, from this autumn, the scooters will be changing colour from coral to green and will be rebranded under the WESTscoot name.

As part of this new contract, 100 new e-scooter parking racks will also be introduced to help keep the fleet tidy.

Dan Norris, Metro Mayor of the West of England, said:

“WESTscoot must build on the successes of e-scooters in our West of England region which has been one of the most successful trials anywhere in Europe. But it must also address the legitimate concerns residents often voice over poor and irresponsible e-scooter parking.

“Given our very ambitious West of England net-zero 2030 target, it is vital that these bright green electric WEST scoot, WEST bike and WESTcargo e-vehicles become a common and welcome sight across our region, for they are an important means to allow residents to reduce car use or give it up completely if they should so choose.”

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