Bike and e-scooter share provider, Beryl has kicked off summer in BCP, as promenade restrictions come into effect from today on Bournemouth and Poole promenades.

From the 1st of July until the end of August, riding bikes and e-scooters is banned on the promenades between 10am and 6pm.

In order to support adherence to these restrictions, Beryl has introduced Go Slow technology for their e-scooters.

If riders enter the promenade, the e-scooter will automatically and gradually reduce speed to 3mph.

Riders will then need to dismount and walk with their e-scooter back to a Beryl zone to continue their journey.

With the weather improving, Beryl bikes and e-scooters are expected to be in high demand over the summer months.

Both Beryl and BCP are encouraging residents and visitors to the conurbation to make use of active travel options where possible.

Riding a bike or taking an e-Scooter instead of a car for short journeys reduces air and noise pollution in the local environment, and studies show that active travel can strengthen local economies.

Phil Ellis, CEO, Beryl said: “Our bikes and e-scooters are expected to be in high demand this summer, as people continue to enjoy their convenience, flexibility, and wider environmental benefits.

"Keeping riders, other road users and pedestrians safe is our top priority. That’s why we’re ensuring adherence to the promenade restrictions with our innovative Go Slow technology.’’