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London’s trial of rental e-scooters exceeds milestone of half a million trips

02 February 2022/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Active Travel & Travel Planning, Transport Planning

Transport for London (TfL) and e-scooter operators Dott, Lime and TIER have released new data that shows the progress made in trialling this new form of transport in the capital in a safe and legal way.        

More than 585,000 trips have now been made, covering a total of 1.6 million kilometres. 

Around 180,000 people have used the scheme to date and the most rides by a single user was more than 300 trips. 

The busiest month for the trial was October, as people returned to offices and the London Borough of Camden joined the scheme, and the most popular hour to ride an e-scooter is between 6 and 7pm.

The London trial has expanded significantly over the first eight months since it launched. 

The number of vehicles available to hire has increased sixfold to 3,585 vehicles and the number of boroughs participating in the trial has doubled. 

There are now more than 420 designated parking locations across the trial area, with plans to expand this number over the coming year to further increase parking density. 

The operators use an entirely zero-emission fleet powered by 100 per cent renewable energy for their operations.

Will Norman, London's Walking & Cycling Commissioner, said: "I am pleased that this e-scooter trial is proving popular and it is staggering to think that enough trips have now been made to go around the world 40 times!

"As we continue to recover from the pandemic, e-scooters can play a role in urban transport systems offering greener and more sustainable alternatives to the car.”


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