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Effort to bring Voi e-scooter trial back to villages around Cambridge continues after trial was extended ‘by mistake’

Work to reinstate Voi e-scooter trial services in Impington, Histon, Girton and Milton continues after an extension to these areas was made in error.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority temporarily suspended the services last month following a review of the programme.

Voi e-scooters being used in Cambridge
Voi e-scooters being used in Cambridge

It said it hoped to reinstate the services earlier this month, with the Department for Transport was set to make a decision on the trial on December 7.

However, the Combined Authority has now apologised for the “continuing inconvenience” and says it is working closely with Voi and the government to resolve the matter.

A spokesperson for the Combined Authority said: “We are continuing to work with Voi and the DfT in the hope of returning the Voi e-scooters to Impington, Histon, Girton and Milton.

A Voi e-scooter. Picture: Voi
A Voi e-scooter. Picture: Voi

“There are many benefits to the availability of e-scooters in Cambridge and its surrounding areas, including improving public health, and providing a cheap and convenient way to get around the city.

“They are the only e-scooters legally allowed on the roads of Cambridge, and the trial has encouraged people to make more environmentally conscious decisions about their transport choices.

“We at the Combined Authority hope to be able to get them back into these areas quickly so that they can continue to play their part in encouraging safe, active and sustainable travel. We apologise for the continuing inconvenience caused by their suspension.”

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