E-Scooter rental trials (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

Does TfL have any plans to undertake research into the extent that e-scooters in the rental trials have led to a switch away from other forms of transport, including walking and cycling and the use of public transport?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

One of the objectives of the UK trials is to collect data to understand the impact of rental e-scooters on the demand for travel by car, walking, cycling and public transport, and the extent to which any mode shift could be realised by users switching trips to rental e-scooters.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has been collecting mode shift data from end-of-ride surveys from all e-scooter trial locations, including London. To feed into this national data collection, Transport for London (TfL) is working closely with the three operators taking part in the trial in London (Dott, Lime and TIER) to examine the available data points on mode shift, ensuring findings are representative and robust. TfL intends to include these findings in its published trial evaluation report after the trial finishes.