Lunch with Leon episode 16 - Lucy Yu

Oct 08, 2020, 09:10 AM
Lucy Yu is the Director of Public Policy at Voi Scooters. With eScooters increasingly popular around the world, Leon Daniels chats about the Swedish company’s trials in the UK, one of 11 European countries it serves.

They chew over the apparent lack of regulation and Leon discovers that while illegal on UK roads, a trial with the DfT means that a number of UK cities - but not, so far, London - are seeing the eScooters on the streets.

With on-street rental, using an app with an unlock fee and use fee per minute, day and monthly passes are also available.

And, we hear how technology - through the use of geofences - will stop people leaving eScooters in inappropriate places, and encourage them to leave them in designated parking zones.

Find out why knowing your ‘football foot’ is helpful, and hear as Leon describes his first journey on an eScooter, and the look on his colleagues’ faces during his attempt…