European shared micromobility provider Tier will begin its roll-out of e-scooters in Bristol this Saturday (14 October), taking over and expanding the shared mobility service of the city from the previous operator, Voi.
Some 2,000 Tier e-scooters will be deployed initially, increasing to 4,000 over time.
Shared e-bikes will join the fleet shortly and cargo e-bikes will be available through the ‘nextbike by Tier’ app by the end of the month.
Earlier this year Tier won the competitive tender to provide shared micromobility services for the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority.
The roll-out in Bristol completes Tier’s takeover of services across the region from Voi, following Tier’s initial launch in Bath last month.
To help improve parking conditions in busy areas, 100 parking suitable bays across the region will have physical markers installed, designed to make it easier for users to find the parking bay and to keep vehicles contained to the designated area.
Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees said: “I am looking forward to welcoming Tier to Bristol and working with them to build on the huge success of Bristol’s e-scooter trial, including on issues of safety and parking.
“Expanding the service to include e-bikes will mean even more people can access sustainable transport easily across our city, helping towards our net zero ambition and adding to the 10 million rides already taken in Bristol since the start of the scheme.”
Users will need to download the TIER app and create an account and prove they are over the age of 18 with a valid full or provisional driving licence to ride an e-scooter.
E-scooters and e-bikes cost 99p to unlock and then 16p per minute. Users can also choose from a range of passes
Tier has also announced the launch of its long-term rental service through which Bristol and Bath residents will have access to their own e-scooter, supplied by Tier, for a monthly fee of £40.
Innovations and achievements in micromobility and shared mobility will be highlighted and celebrated at the second annual CiTTi Awards on 21 November 2023 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Visit www.cittiawards.co.uk to learn more about this unmissable event for the UK’s transportation sector – and to book your table today!