To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposals on (a) e-scooters and (b) other transport modes in his policy paper Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy on pedestrian safety.
We have recently published a call for evidence as part of the Future of Transport Regulatory Review. The call for evidence does not make specific proposals but seeks to gather evidence about the impacts e-scooters and other types of transport may have.
We have not yet made an assessment on pedestrian safety as a result of e-scooters and similar new vehicles. This will be done as we bring forward proposals and will be informed by the current call for evidence and, in due course, a number of real world trials.
Safety will always be our top priority when considering whether new vehicle types may be used on the road in this country.