Nottingham e-scooter service halts following Superpedestrian liquidation

Posted: 26 January 2024 | | No comments yet

Following the liquidation of the scheme’s operator in December 2023, Nottingham’s e-scooter service has come to a sudden but temporary halt.

Nottingham's e-scooter trial to continue until May 2024

As reported in the local press, Nottingham’s e-scooter operator Superpedestrian has gone into liquidation. Transport Nottingham has expressed its disappointment to hear the news, which suddenly put a halt to the city’s e-scooter service in December 2023. The e-scooter scheme was recognised as one of the most highly used services in the country, with an average of 3,000 journeys carried out every day accessed by around 20,000 users per month.

Whilst the trial has not been without its issues, according to Transport Nottingham, e-scooters provided a clean, green and affordable way to travel for many residents. The trial itself has generated a lot of learning for how to manage the mode across all aspects such as operations, technology, education and enforcement. The learnings have been fed into national evaluations being carried out by the UK Government to inform future legislation.

Nottingham City Council has extended its thanks and best wishes to the local operations team and staff at Superpedestrian who have worked in collaboration with the council and its partners to address issues and continuously improve the service.

As the Department for Transport (DfT) has provided an extension to e-scooter rental trials to May 2026, Nottingham City Council has confirmed that a procurement process has commenced to appoint a new rental e-scooter operator and expects hire e-scooters to return to Nottingham in Summer 2024.

In preparation for the new e-scooter service and to support its ongoing e-bike hire scheme operated by Lime, the council is continuing with its programme to rollout a number of parking corrals across the city to provide for more visible and orderly parking of both e-bikes and e-scooters.

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