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Chester e-scooter rental trial

In partnership with e-scooter provider Ginger, we have launched a 12-month trial in Chester.

The trial is part of a Department for Transport (DfT) initiative that was approved by the Government earlier this year.

As part of an effort to ease the pressure on local public transport services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the DfT wants to explore how e-scooters can complement existing transport options, especially for short journeys.

Hire cost

The pay-as-you-go scooters are hired via the Ginger Shared Transport App from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. It's £2 per 20 mins to ride and 50p per 10 mins to pause. For every additional 10 minutes of ride time, users will be charged £1. For every additional 10 minutes of pause time, users will be charged 50p.

Download the app on google play
Download the app on the Apple App Store

Rental and maintenance

E-scooters are currently only available for rental between 8am and 10pm, seven days a week. Some bank holidays or special event exclusions may apply, and will be advertised in advance via Ginger's app.

After this time, a local Ginger employee will carry out servicing, maintenance and repairs on the fleet, by swapping-out and recharging batteries, redistributing the fleet across the city while conducting a deep cleansing of each e-scooter.

E-scooters have a weight limit of 100KG, which is equivalent to 15 stone, 10.5lb.

Find out more about how to hire an e-scooter, the no-go zones and restrictions, and how to stay safe:

Ginger: how to rideGinger: safety

Reporting the misuse of a rental e-scooter

If you see a rental e-scooter being ridden inappropriately or dangerously in Chester, please contact Ginger's operations team, so they can take quick action:

Please provide:

  • time
  • location
  • type of misuse observed.

All reports are followed-up with the user and appropriate action taken.

E-scooter parking bays

  • Bache, Mill Lane shops
  • Bears Paw, Newton
  • Blacon Avenue, Police HQ
  • Blacon Avenue, Shelley Road
  • Blacon, The Parade shops
  • Brook Lane
  • Bumper's Lane, Chester Waste Recycling Centre
  • Cedar Drive, Hoole
  • Cheshire College South and West, Handbridge
  • Chester Bus Interchange
  • Chester Railway Station
  • Chester Town Hall
  • City Walls Road, St Martins Way
  • Countess of Chester Hospital
  • Eversley Park, Liverpool Road
  • Foregate Street, opposite of Love Street
  • Garden Lane, Bouverie Street
  • Handbridge, Co-op
  • Hoole Way, Black Diamond Street
  • Hoole Way, Flookersbrook Park
  • Hoole, Bishop Street car park
  • Hough Green, Sekkirk Drive
  • Huntington, Chester Road, opposite shops
  • Kingsway shops
  • Kingsway, University of Chester Campus
  • Lache, Cliveden Road shops
  • Meadows Lane, Devonshire Place
  • New Crane Street, Kitchen St
  • Newhall Road, Handford Road
  • Northgate Arena
  • Nicholas Street, HQ Offices
  • Parkgate Road, University of Chester Campus
  • Queens Road shops
  • Saltney, Chester Street
  • Sealand Park and Ride
  • Sealand Road at Stadium Way
  • Souter's Lane, Roman Amphitheatre
  • Sumner House, Delamere Street
  • The Groves, near Queens Park bridge
  • Tower Road, New Crane St
  • University of Chester Campus Riverside, Castle Dr
  • Vicars Cross shops
  • Waitrose, Boughton
  • Walmoor Park, Sandy Lane
  • Western Avenue shops
  • Westminster Park Co-op
  • Weston Grove shops
  • White Friars

An interactive dockless parking bay map for rental e-scooters in Chester is available on Ginger's website:

Ginger: Chester

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