A new green travel solution has launched at Lakeside North Harbour today as part of an e-scooter trial across Portsmouth.
The launch of the Voi rental e-scooter trial is a partnership between Portsmouth City Council and Solent Transport, aiming to support residents and visitors in replacing short car rides for an environmentally friendly option.
Simon Bateman, Lakeside North Harbour Asset Manager, commented: “Connectivity is key to our campus, so we’re delighted to be part of the e-scooter trial that has launched across Portsmouth today. Our occupiers are increasingly looking to utilise green travel options, and we’re pleased to be able to offer a new initiative that can help to reduce commuting times, support the environment – and it’s fun too! As we see an increase in the number of people returning to the office over the coming months, we know that the e-scooters will be a popular choice at Lakeside.”
100 e-scooters are available to rent across Portsmouth, with parking racks at 17 locations, marking where journeys can start and end. These are located at Cosham, Paulsgrove, Hilsea, Drayton and The Hard Interchange, amongst others – ensuring that Lakeside is perfectly positioned to support occupiers and visitors who wish to choose green travel.
To keep Lakeside safe for all visitors and occupiers, a reduced speed limit is in operation across campus, with the e-scooters only able to use specified cycle paths.
For further information about the trial, please visit: travel.portsmouth.gov.uk/rentalescooters