Electric Scooters: Hire Services

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th September 2020.

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Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to consult organisations representing disabled people as part of the evaluation of the pilot e-scooter rental schemes.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department and local authorities have engaged with organisations representing disabled people in the design of e-scooter trials. We will continue to meet with them throughout the trial period and when considering what steps to take after trials.

The trials are to gather evidence on what impacts e-scooters have on the road. It is important that we gather evidence about the impacts on all road users including disabled people. We will be working with our evaluation contractor to do this, working with disabled persons’ groups where possible. We also want to work with them to learn how e-scooters can be a mobility aid for those less able to get around.

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