E-scooter trial

WECA has announced that the e-scooter trial in Bristol and Bath will start later this month (October 2020). It will be permitted to use e-scooters hired as part of the trial wherever bicycles can go. It will still be illegal to use personal e-scooters on any road or in any public place.

BWA has been asked for our comments on the trial. We have expressed our reservations about the impact of e-scooters on pedestrians. This includes their illegal use on pavements and their being left in places that block the pavement after use.

We have also provided comments on the proposed use of geofencing technology to limit the use of e-scooters in specific areas.

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