Wednesday 25 November 2020

Zwings is offering free e-scooter rental to key workers in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire

Cheltenham and Gloucester’s NHS and emergency services staff can get free e-scooter rental from Zwings, during England’s second lockdown.

Key workers in Cheltenham and Gloucester can get unlimited free e-scooter rides from Zwings during the second Coronavirus lockdown in England.

NHS and emergency services workers can sign up on the Zwings website to receive a code entitling them to free e-scooter hire until Wednesday 2 December 2020, in a bid to help support frontline workers in the community.

Equipped with self-cleaning copper handles, which are said to render 99.98 per cent of bacteria and viruses harmless, the e-scooters provide a sustainable and socially distanced alternative to public transport.

Zwings is working with Gloucestershire County Council to add more rental locations across the county, including more parking bays close to NHS facilities and key commuter routes.

Founder and CEO of Zwings, Joe Lewin, said: ‘It is part of Zwings’ core ethos to support our communities in Gloucestershire during this second lockdown in a hyper localised manner.

‘We recognise the important role our e-scooters play in supporting residents and key workers to travel at a social distance but also to help relieve stress from a hard day at work. We are collaborating closely with local representatives in each respective town or city to tailor our service to best support NHS and emergency workers.’

Cabinet member for planning and environment at Gloucestershire County Council, Councillor Nigel Moor, said: ‘Zwings provides a way for our residents to travel around urban areas while staying apart, reducing congestion and emissions, and improving air quality at the same time. We have built a positive relationship with Zwings as they continue to rise to the challenges of introducing a new mode of transport in our area.’


Follow SoGlos on LinkedIn and sign-up to the weekly SoGlos business newsletter for the very latest Gloucestershire business news stories.

© SoGlos
Wednesday 18 November 2020

More news you might like...

Gloucester Rugby is looking for volunteer Games Makers to help with match days at Kingsholm Stadium.

Gloucester Rugby launches new Games Maker programme for match days

Applications are now being taken to become a Gloucester Rugby Games Maker, in preparation for the return of live sports at...

Gloucester-based Glass Eels has been catching elvers from the River Severn for more than 40 years.

Gloucester eel exporter faces closure due to Brexit trade challenges

A Gloucester company which has been catching and distributing elver eels from the River Severn since the 1970s faces closure,...

Choose your path: Gloucestershire’s new skills portal is now live.

New Gloucestershire jobs, skills and business support portal launches

Gloucestershire’s brand-new Skills Portal has been launched to help anyone looking for a new job, hoping to upskill or launch...

Gloucester Rugby enters the new 2020-21 season with the backing of new sponsor Kärcher.

Gloucester Rugby kick off new season with Karcher sponsorship

Gloucester Rugby has attracted the support of new commercial sponsor, Kärcher, at a time when the sport faces the most challenging...

Get ready to sing along, when Jess Glynne plays at Westonbirt Arboretum, this June 2021.

Jess Glynne is playing a Gloucestershire concert this summer

Great news for Gloucestershire’s pop fans, Jess Glynne will be playing a summer concert at Westonbirt Arboretum’s Forest...

Unmissable highlights