How the service works
The Buzz is both an on-demand and events based service delivered in an electric, zero emissions, Hackney cab. Individual passengers can book the service as a connection to a rail or coach trip and a route will be planned to pick up and drop off others along the way. The service can also be secured by event organisers, who then make it available to people attending that event by sharing the link on the event page or through other relevant means.
The service costs £1 – which can be payed online or in cash to the driver.
Where and when it operates
As part of the REPLICATE project it is ‘tethered’ to Ashley, Easton or Lawrence Hill; that is, it is designed to support travel to, from and within these areas.
The Buzz only operates when booked.
Opportunities to get involved
If you organise events, particularly for wellbeing or access to work, we’d like to talk to you about how the Buzz could support people getting to your event. Contact Liz Davidson via the Esoterix website.
Electric bikes →
Electric power-assisted bikes will be trialled in participating organisations for their staff to use during the working day and make commuting to and from work easier.
Electric vehicles →
Several electric vehicles will be available to hire in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill, as part of the Co-wheels car club scheme.
Travelwest Journey Planner →
A new and improved journey planner will be launched and will include new ways of getting around Bristol and the project area.
Parking app / ParkUs →
A new parking app is being trialled and will suggest areas with free parking spaces before you travel to find a space quicker and more conveniently.
Charging Points →
Bristol City Council is introducing 24 new charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill.