Electric Scooters

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3538
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

With electric scooters about to be rolled out in London will the Mayor use both his TFL and Health roles to ensure scooter fleet owners include private medical insurance as part of their offer to avoid a spike in NHS demand?

Answer

Electric Scooters

Electric Scooters

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The only deployment of electric scooters that has taken place in London is on private land along a route in the Olympic Park. This is part of a trial operated by a third party, which has been agreed by the London Legacy Development Corporation.

 

Under current legislation, electric scooters are not legal for use on public roads and pavements. The Olympic Park pilot will be monitored closely to ensure that the scooters are safe, both for users and others in the area. This will provide Transport for London with evidence to inform future policy development, should the legal position change.