New data from TIER Mobility, the world’s largest micro-mobility operator, has revealed the most popular e-scooter destinations for TIER customers during the first year of the London e-scooter trial are: Garrick Street, Belvedere Road, Trafalgar Square, Hammersmith Apollo, Shepherd’s Bush Station and South Kensington.
These popular parking areas cover the city’s most famed tourist destinations, including the London Eye, the Natural History and Victoria and Albert Museums, Covent Garden, and the National Gallery. As the city bounced back from Covid lockdowns, e-scooters provided both tourists and residents alike with a sustainable, active and socially distanced alternative mode of transport to navigate and enjoy the re-opening of one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
TIER has also unveiled results from a survey it carried out with Opinium, which found that more than half of Londoners would be willing to replace one-in-four of their car or taxi journeys with e-bikes or e-scooters if rental schemes were near them. The survey also found that 42% of Londoners said using micro-mobility had a positive impact on their mental health, and 45% of Londoners said using micro-mobility had helped them reduce their carbon footprint.
Initially available to ride in Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Richmond and Kensington & Chelsea, this first year of the e-scooter trial saw TIER expand its coverage as part of London’s e-scooter trial to Westminster, Camden, Lambeth, Southwark and the City of London.
TIER also expanded its e-bike operations to Islington and Hammersmith & Fulham – providing green, active transport for Londoners in more boroughs. In May, Transport for London extended the e-scooter trial until the end of November, allowing local authorities to continue to explore how e-scooters can play a role in a sustainable transport network.
Commenting on the anniversary of the London e-scooter trial, Georgia Yexley, General Manager for UK and Ireland said, “E-scooters have great potential to provide London with a sustainable and active alternative form of travel – and we’re extremely proud that TIER was given the incredible opportunity to serve the city’s residents and tourists.
“As we continue our operations across the city, we’re excited for what the remainder of the trial brings – including making shared and public transport more sustainable, safe, inclusive and accessible for all.”