Cambridgeshire to become first in the UK to roll out e-scooters for hire

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Cambridgeshire is to become first place in the country to roll out e-scooters and e-bikes for people to hire. It's hoped they'll offer fast, clean and inexpensive travel to ease congestion in towns and cities.

European e-scooter operator Voi have been appointed on a 12-month trial basis to provide e-bikes across the region and test out e-scooters in the centre of Cambridge where they will be assessed closely for safety and viability in the coming weeks with e-bikes rolled out in the coming weeks.

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Electric bikes and scooters have the potential to revolutionise travel and I am delighted that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be the first region in the country to make both available to the public so they can enjoy quicker, healthier journeys.

James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough