Introducing new Beryl zones

Service update in BCP

We’re introducing some new Go Slow and No Go Zones to the BCP area, to improve the experience and safety of riders, residents and visitors.

While you can hire, ride and park our Beryl vehicles across a large geographical area, some places are more crowded than others. We’re making sure our scooters are safe for all riders, residents and visitors, particularly during the busy summer months.

Through the use of our clever GPS data and geo-fencing technology, Beryl e-Scooters will automatically and gradually slow down to a reduced speed of 3mph through “Go Slow” or “No Go” areas.

The Go Slow zone

The Go Slow zone will be in effect across Bournemouth’s promenade throughout the Summer (July and August) from 10am-6pm.  The Go Slow zone will be visible in the Beryl app, shaded in yellow with a tortoise icon. A clock icon will highlight the operating hours of the Go Slow zone.

The No Go zone

Scooters are not permitted in the No Go zone which is operating across Christchurch during the e-Scooter trial period. If you do enter the No Go zone, you will receive an alert on your app asking you to dismount and walk your e-Scooter back into the Beryl zone where it is safe and permissible to ride again. The No Go zone is shaded in black with a no entry sign icon. You will not be able to finish your journey here.

Beryl Zones

We will send you a warning notification if you are approaching a No Go or Go Slow zone, and a further notification if you enter one. You will need to walk your scooter back into the Beryl zine to ride again. Take care as you re-enter the Beryl zone and gently press the 'Go' lever to avoid fast acceleration once back in the zone.

Our zones are clearly marked in the app:

Beryl Zone:  Outlined in pink and visible in-app.  Please stay within the Beryl Zone. There's a penalty for parking outside a Beryl Zone, and scooters will be restricted out-of-zone. 

Go Slow Zone:  Shaded in yellow with a tortoise and clock icon. Scooters will automatically and gradually slow to a reduced speed of 3mph.  The clock icon highlights the hours when the restrictions are in place.  

No Go Zone:  Shaded in black with no entry icon.  Scooters entering this zone will gradually slow to 3mph. You will need to walk your scooter back into the Beryl

If you are in the BCP area and cannot see the new zones, please ensure you have updated your Beryl app.