TfL, Camden Council and London Councils have announced an expansion of the capital’s trial of rental e-scooters with e-scooters now available in Camden.
The borough becomes the tenth borough to join the trial alongside Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond, Tower Hamlets (including Canary Wharf), City of London, Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster.
There have been 165,000 trips made on the rental e-scooters since the trial launched, with the average rental lasting 22 minutes over an average distance of 2.8km. As Camden joins the trial area, the number of vehicles in the trial will increase to a maximum of 3,480.
The number of vehicles has quadrupled since June and TfL have worked with London Councils and the London boroughs to ensure that high safety standards have been met by closely monitoring the trial.
Both users and non-users of the rental vehicles can give feedback and report incidents to e-scooter operators directly, either by using the contact details displayed on the vehicles or through operators’ apps.
The use of privately owned e-scooters on public roads remains illegal. The Metropolitan Police continue to undertake enforcement activity to deal with illegal e-scooter use and have seized over 2,500 private vehicles since the beginning of this year.
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