Mobility Scooters: Urban Areas

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 6 September 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that cycling infrastructure in urban areas can accommodate the use of mobility scooters.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Mobility scooters can be used on footways, footpaths, bridleways or pedestrianised areas, provided that they are used in accordance with prescribed requirements. Larger mobility scooters, capable of going up to 8mph, are permitted to use the road. The Government’s cycle infrastructure design guidance, published in July 2020, highlights the need for cycle lanes to be as accessible as possible to all cycles, including adapted cycles used as mobility aids.

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