Updated: Dec 24, 2021
Ride-hailing firm Bolt released its data from 2021 to show how Brits move around their cities.
One Bolt rider in the UK took 556 Bolt rides in 2021 - that’s an average of 1.5 rides every day, and the longest Bolt ride in the UK was more than 135 miles long, and cost over £227.
Across the world, the UK ranked tenth in terms of generosity, with the biggest tip given to a driver standing at £14.
According to the data, the most popular day for ride-hailing in the UK this year was 3 July.
The most popular ride-hailing destinations in the UK this year were all connected to travelling and shopping:
Heathrow Terminal 2
Heathrow Terminal 5
Birmingham new Street
According to Bolt data, the UK’s a forgetful nation, as Bolt drivers have reported some interesting items they’ve found in the back of their cars, ranging from electricals to food and a lot of booze.
Funny lost items from the UK include:
Bag of raw meat
Lots of alcohol.
Sam Raciti, Regional Manager, Western Europe at Bolt, says: “Our year in review shows that people are using ride hailing as a true alternative to car ownership, and it's great to see our service making the country more accessible and aligning with public transport use.
“Bolt is on a mission to help cities be built for people, not cars. If people would give up their private cars and use on-demand services only when they need them, we could combat congestion and pollution in the UK’s cities. With ride-hailing, Bolt provides a better alternative to the private car. We’re really grateful that our clients are playing a great part in that process, and we’re looking forward to challenging mobility habits together.”