A green restart to lockdown: The trial of e-scooters

A green restart to lockdown: The trial of e-scooters


Legislative changes which came into force on 4 July 2020 allow rental e-scooters to be driven on cycle lanes, and DfT expects trials to begin by August 2020. 

On 30 June 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that rental electric scooters would be available for the first time in the UK as part of the government’s effort to support a ‘green’ restart of local transport following the easing of lockdown measures. 

‘E-scooters’ are now being introduced as part of a 12-month trial to test the impacts they have on traffic, safety and the use of public space in local areas.

Given that there is potential for e-scooters to provide a means of socially distanced travel and reduce the number of passengers making use of public transport, the trial has been fast-tracked and expanded to all local areas in England, Scotland and Wales.

Click here to read our full article by Katrina Muscat as part of our Built Environment content:

The trial of e-scooters


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Amy is an established writer and researcher, having contributed to publications, such as The Law Society, LPM, City A.M. and Financial IT. Her role at LexisNexis UK involved leading content and thought leadership, as well as writing research reports, including "The Bellwether Report 2020, Covid-19: The next chapter" and "Are medium-sized firms the change-makers in legal?"