Three more areas of London to trial e-scooters

The number of e-scooters available for rent in London is to double from 600 to 1,200 as three more areas roll them out for hire.

London’s Evening Standard quotes London’s walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman as saying, ” “I’m pleased that London’s rental e-scooter trial is expanding to cover the City of London, and parts of Lambeth and Southwark. Extending the footprint of the trial to more areas will enable us to get a better understanding of the role e-scooters can play in switching car journeys to greener and more sustainable alternatives. Safety continues to be at the heart of our trial, with London’s more stringent safety standards also in place in the new large area.”

E-scooters are currently available in Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond, Tower Hamlets and Canary Wharf. The City of London was meant to be in the initial trial phase but pushed back its participation.

The Standard adds Transport for London says it is in discussions with London Councils and other boroughs about further expansions in the coming months.

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