Essex Highways, Safer, Greener, Healthier

E-scooter trials in Essex

Important information

Shared e-scooters operated by Spin are part of Essex County Council's Safer, Greener, Healthier campaign, and part of the UK's nationwide e-scooter trials. The service is only available to adults (18+) and who have a valid full or provisional driving licence and who have registered with Spin via their app, so they are covered by insurance, like with any car. They are not toys for children. It's imperative that only the account holder rides the e-scooter. If someone else other than the account holder is riding the e-scooter it will be uninsured. Both the rider and account holder will be liable for £300 fine and 6 points on their driving licence. Do not at all times let your family or friends ride by using your account to protect everyone's safety.

As part of our Safer Greener Healthier campaign, we’re working with Spin on electric (e) scooter trials. All six schemes in Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Clacton and Colchester have now launched.

One of the key aims of the trials is to provide a socially-distanced and safe way for people to travel thereby reducing the number of short car journeys made. Spin has previously run a trial in Milton Keynes which resulted in 63 per cent of e-scooter riders used an e-scooter instead of driving.

To explore the schemes in more detail including how much it costs to hire an e-scooter, please visit the websites for each location:

Each trial will start small-scale and be constantly evaluated before any expansion takes place across the county. Essex County Council will enable everyone to give their views and experience during the trials and will monitor and adjust each pilot trial as it progresses.

You can provide feedback by talking with your local County Councillor or District Councillor, or by email to escootertrials@essex.gov.uk. If you’re using the e-scooters, please let us know how you’re getting on.

To report an incident or raise an issue with a Spin e-scooter please email: support@spin.pm or phone: 08000 488 155

Trials of e-scooters are underway in Essex, find out more by reading the questions and answers

Maps of trial areas 

Key

Green shade - Spin service area
Red shade - No-go zone

(Maps of additional locations will be added as the scheme detail is finalised) 

Basildon map

Braintree Map (Spin+ area) 

Brentwood map (Spin+ area)

Chelmsford map

Clacton map

Colchester map