Person scoots down path on Beryl e-scooter

Image credit Beryl

A new e-scooter hiring scheme in Birmingham 

They will be available to rent from designated docks or bays alongside the West Midlands Cycle Hire project through an app by operator Beryl.

Users must scan driving licences with selfie verification when they sign up and have random checks to deter misuse.

The previous trial, provided by Swedish company Voi, came to an end in March with Beryl’s scooters being phased in.

Up to 200 will be made available to hire in the city centre and surrounding neighbourhoods from Wednesday with a further 700 to be rolled out by the end of September.

Changes have been made with the aim of improving safety, West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) said.

They include the e-scooters having to be collected and returned at designated areas and the driving licence scanning technology.

It comes after concerns were raised following several incidents across the region, including the deaths of a 20-year-old man and a young boy in separate collisions.

For the full article visit: E-scooter trial launches in Birmingham under new operator – BBC News

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