A new national e-scooter scheme was launched in MK earlier this week. The Department for Transport gave MK Council the green light earlier this year to trial the scheme as an alternative to short car journeys across the borough.
Around 300 e-scooters are now available – anyone can try one out provided they’re aged at least 18 and hold a provisional driver’s licence. They can be used on MK’s 250km of Redways, as well as on minor estate roads (30mph limit or less). A system is currently being developed that ‘geofences’ the e-scooters and stops them from being used on area where they are not permitted and roads where the speed limit is over 30mph.
Nationally, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s travel habits, with more people walking or cycling and some cycle-to-work schemes reporting a 200% increase. MK Council will be encouraging more people to keep up with greener ways to travel to make MK healthier for everyone who lives here. As well as e-scooters this means bike share schemes as well as walking, cycling and public transport.
For more details please click on link https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/pressreleases/2020/aug/electric-scooters-wheel-out-in-milton-keynes , if you have any questions or concerns please contact,
Cllr Lauren Townsend – Lauren.Townsend@milton-keynes.gov.uk
Labour Councillor for Bletchley West Ward on MKC
Cabinet Member for Community Safety