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Green travel solution launches at Lakeside

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.

The detail

  • E-scooters are available to rent between 6am and 10pm.
  • Users need to be 18 years old and over and have at least a provisional driving licence, which they will have to upload to the Voi app when they first register.
  • The app is available for free on Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • Voi rental e-scooters will cost £1 to unlock and then £0.20 per minute of usage. Voi also offers 24-hour (at £10) and 30-day (at £40) subscriptions, allowing users to take an unlimited number of 45 minute rides at a fixed rate.

For further information about the trial, please visit: