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EScooter trials

Rental EScooters that are part of the official Department for Transport trials and are permitted on roads, cycle lanes and cycle tracks in trial areas only, they are not permitted for use on pedestrian pathways.

Somerset West and Taunton have appointed Zipp Mobility to manage the scheme on our behalf and we went live in Taunton on 30 October 2020 and in Minehead on 5 June 2021, both schemes will run until 31 May 2024.

In order to use one of the rental EScooters you must be aged 16 years or older with a provisional or full driving licence. You will need to download the Zipp App and register for an account, part of this process will include a licence check validation to confirm your eligibility to ride an EScooter.

There are EScooter parking bays located across Taunton and Minehead, this is where you will find scooters available to hire. Using the App you unlock the scooter, which will cost £1.00, you will then be charged 18 pence per minute to use the scooter (12 pence while paused). You can collect and return a scooter to any of the parking bay locations.

Zipp email: info@zippmobility.com

SWT email: f.parreira@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk