Review e-scooter and e-bike trial to date and consider options for extension of the trial
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport, Executive Member for Transport
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To review the e-scooter and e-bike trial to date
and experience of the scheme so far, and to consider extending the
trial past the current October 2021 end date to 31st March 2022 in
line with legislation and guidance from the Department of
Transport. To also consider increasing the number of e-scooters
permitted in the City from a maximum of 700 to 1000.
The Executive Member will be asked to consider the options as outlined in the report.
i. To continue with the e-scooter and e-bike trial in line with the DfT guidance; to agree that the current operator will remain the sole provider in York (in line with the DfT guidance) and continue contribution of officer time in kind. To also increase the maximum number of e-scooters permitted in York from 700 to 1000.
Reason: To enable continuation of the trial in York until the 31st March 2022, in line with the DfT’s requirements. Continued contribution of officer time to ensure safe continuation of the trial. An increase in the maximum number of e-scooters permitted will ensure demand is met.
Report author: Lucy Atkinson
Publication date: 22/06/2021
Date of decision: 22/06/2021
Decided at meeting: 22/06/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport
Effective from: 25/06/2021