E-scooter hire may prove to be a tempting alternative for commuters who no longer want to use their car for getting to the local station, say, or for workers who live quite close to their workplace for whom car-parking is a problem. ‘Park and Scoot’ options are being considered, to encourage scheme uptake.
Councillor Kevin Bentley, Cabinet portfolio holder for Transport, says that it is important to offer convenient, affordable choices to people as an alternative to using their car and e-scooters may prove a useful part of the mix of Safer, Greener and Healthier travel choices.
In Milton Keynes, the Spin’s e-scooter trial has suggested that 63% of e-scooter users had switched from car use. The trials are supported in principle by the Essex Climate Change Commission.