Rental e-scooters and e-bikes

London Councils is working with boroughs and TfL to manage these new modes of transport.

  • By Agathe de Canson

London's e-scooter trial

E-scooter trial areaPrivate e-scooters are illegal to use on public land. Rental e-scooter trials are permitted by DfT, including London's e-scooter trial which is coordinated by London Councils and TfL. It includes nine boroughs and the City of London. Three operators - Dott, Lime and Voi- were selected in a tendering exercise led by TfL.

The trial allows us to collect data and inform future legislation.

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Rental e-bikes

The rental market for e-bikes is unregulated at the national level but some boroughs have agreements in place with one or more operator(s). Following a discussion at London Councils' Transport and Environment Committee, TfL, London Councils and London boroughs will now be exploring the design of one coordinated future scheme to manage dockless e-bikes and e-scooters in London, through a contract, to improve parking, while increasing the quality and sustainability of services in London.