Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils have announced an expansion of the capital’s trial of rental e-scooters, with e-scooters available to rent from 5 July in the City of London and northern parts of Lambeth.
The expansion will mean that the number of vehicles will increase from around 600 to 1200 across London.
Following the government's decision to legalise rental trials of e-scooters last month, TfL and London Councils launched a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital.
The trial initially covered a core area including Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond, Tower Hamlets and Canary Wharf.
Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “Extending the footprint of the trial to more areas will enable us to get a better understanding of the role e-scooters can play in switching car journeys to greener and more sustainable alternatives.”
Helen Sharp, TfL’s e-scooter trial lead, added: “London’s safety-first trial of e-scooters is already providing vital data about the long-term role they could play in a greener and healthier future for the capital and this expansion will further help to shape UK and London policy in the area.
“Safety remains our top priority and we will continue to closely monitor e-scooters in the new and existing trial areas, making improvements wherever identified.”