E-scooter trials in two Somerset towns extended until May 2024

Central government trials of e-scooters in two Somerset towns have been extended until May 2024. Somerset West and Taunton Council was selected by the Department for Transport (DfT) to be part of a national trial of electric scooters (known as e-scooters) in response to both the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. The vehicles were first rolled out […]

Major new cycling route through Taunton scaled back as a result of rising construction costs

Changes have been made to a major new cycling route because of rising construction costs. Somerset West and Taunton Council secured £13.9m from the government’s future high streets fund to deliver its regeneration projects at Coal Orchard and Firepool in Taunton, as well as delivering new pedestrian and cycle routes throughout the town. The council announced in June that construction would soon begin on […]


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