More than 350,000km travelled on Tier e-scooters in London since trial launch

New analysis from Tier has revealed that more than 350,000km have been travelled using its e-scooters in London since the trial began in June.

The data, released to mark the six-month anniversary of the launch of the trial in the capital, also revealed the top ten destinations and most popular times for e-scooter rides.

The ten most popular drop-off locations from June until December included Belvedere Road next to the South Bank and the Southbank Centre, South Kensington station, Trafalgar Square and the Strand, Waterloo Road, Hammersmith Apollo, and Garrick Street in Covent Garden.

The most popular time to ride an e-scooter was around 6pm, which suggests e-scooters are being used to commute or to leave work and head out for evening plans – with an average journey time of less than 20 minutes.

Tier launched in London in June 2021 and currently has e-scooters in nine boroughs across the capital and the City of London. In October the company also celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of its e-scooter scheme in York.

Fred Jones, vice president and regional manager Europe at Tier, said: “Cutting congestion, improving air quality and transforming how people move around in cities is the founding purpose of Tier, and it’s fantastic that e-scooters are being recognised as a convenient, quick way to travel from work and onto exciting evening plans in the capital.

“With some of the most popular destinations for riders including key tourism and shopping spots like Covent Garden and the South Bank, we know e-scooters will continue playing a vital role in the transport mix this Christmas season.

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“Looking ahead to 2022, we want to continue demonstrating that e-scooters can be a safe, sustainable mode of transport – providing a green, accessible way to move around cities.”

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