To mark Car Free Day, Beryl is offering free access and use of its pedal bikes and e-scooters across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole today.

People in the BCP Council area will be able to unlock e-scooters for free and use up to 15 minutes’ worth of free riding on all vehicles available per user, all day.

Car Free Day, held annually on Wednesday September 22, is a global initiative introduced to reduce the reliance on motorised vehicles.

By offering free access and use of its micro-mobility vehicles, Beryl hopes more people will be able to fully experience the benefits of using safe, trusted and environmentally friendly alternative modes of transport.

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Beryl CEO Phil Ellis said: “Car Free Day is an important moment in the year to continue building awareness around the need for greater sustainable, affordable and convenient travel solutions, putting people, the needs of local communities and the environment first. 

“In support of this year’s Car Free Day, we’re giving more people the opportunity to use our e-scooters and bikes. 

“Whether travelling using one of Beryl’s vehicles, walking or using any other alternative method, we hope to see as many people as possible enjoying safe, sustainable travel.”

Beryl continues to work in partnership with local councils to support their vision of greener cities and towns.

Across the BCP area, the scheme has seen a total of 2.4 million kilometres travelled in 577,000 journeys via its vehicles since launching in 2019.

The result is a modal shift from cars of over 17 per cent, demonstrating the positive impact the scheme is having in reducing the number of cars on the road within the area. 

Beryl encourages safe and responsible riding of all its devices. Riders must be 16 or over and hold a UK-valid provisional or full driving licence to ride e-scooters.