Shared e-scooters have become a popular part of the micromobility landscape in many countries around the world. They are not lawful in the UK, but through summer 2020 and onwards the UK Government is aiming to bring forward trials of rental e-scooters on a temporary basis.
CoMoUK always strives to positively influence and shape the evolution of the shared mobility sector. Its remit is for the public benefit of shared transport and so it is supportive of the exploration and piloting of shared e-scooters to help assess their contribution as a transport mode and how they can be most successfully deployed in these evolving times alongside bike share and car share alongside public transport, walking and private cycling.
CoMoUK has created a set of high-level principles to guide the development of the trials.
The Government may then move forwards to legalise e-scooter use in the UK. To find out more or get involved in the trials you can contact the Department for Transport via email@example.com. The Department is also consulting on a more broadly about micro-mobility with a deadline of 3rd July.
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