E-scooters: pavement nuisance or transport innovation? Contents



1 Introduction

Why are e-scooters illegal?

Future of Transport Regulatory Review

Our inquiry

2 Re-assessing the legal status of e-scooters

Acceleration of rental trials

Should e-scooter use be encouraged?

3 Modal shift effects of e-scooters

Replacing short car journeys

Replacing public transport use

Replacing cycling and walking

4 Accessibility of e-scooters

Social inclusion

Driving licence requirement

Insurance requirement

5 Safety risks and regulation

Scooter design

Speed limit

Design standards

Rider safety measures

User training

Helmets and other protective equipment

Integrating with other road users and pedestrians


Street clutter

6 Environmental impact

CO2 impact

Durability and the e-scooter “lifetime”

Charging method

7 Evaluation and next steps

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 2 October 2020