There has been extensive speculation in the news recently regarding new legislation legalising micromobility devices but before any UK wide changes are made the government will be trialling e-scooters in four Future Transport Zones in cities around the UK.

Portsmouth and Southampton, the West of England Combined Authority, Derby & Nottingham and finally the West Midlands are all areas where local authorities will be able to enter contracts with private firms to make e-scooters available for hire in public places.

These trials will be supported with up to £90 million of government funding.

As part of a wider review of transport within the UK and how emerging technologies can be integrated into existing systems the government has launched a “Call for Evidence” survey within which the general public are being asked for their views. The survey can be found here –

https://beisgovuk.citizenspace.com/ccav/future-of-transport-regulatory-review/

Rideables.Org urges all private owners of e-scooters, EUC’s or e-skateboards to respond to the survey with their views. Rideables.org would be very happy to supply users with further information on studies and research undertaken by third parties on the use of micromobility devices – please contact us for further information.

 

Links –

https://beisgovuk.citizenspace.com/ccav/future-of-transport-regulatory-review/

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/escooters-trial-uk-roads-a4387871.html