E-scooter hire may prove to be an alternative for commuters who no longer want to use their car for getting to the local station, say, or for workers who live quite close to their workplace for whom car-parking is a problem. ‘Park and Scoot’ options are being considered, to encourage scheme uptake.
Research conducted in June 2021 reveals that Spin e-scooters are most often used for short journeys, on average 3km in distance and 23 minutes in length, with 82% of riders stating they have used a Spin e-scooter to replace a solo drive car journey at least once already.
Research conducted by Spin in November 2022 demonstrated a clear modeshift, with riders regularly opting to use e-scooters rather than private cars, to make some key journeys. Commuting to work was the most commonly selected activity by Essex respondents, with 40% of respondents selecting it as an activity they use an e-scooter hire scheme for, closely followed by running general errands (39.2%), with going to and from public transportation stops on (32.3%). 63.9% of Essex survey respondents have used an e-scooter hire scheme to go to a local business to make a purchase. 75.1% of Essex respondents use an e-scooter hire scheme instead of using a personal car at least a few times a month, with some respondents using them considerably more.