To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the needs of visually impaired people are taken into account when designing regulation of e-scooters.
16 June 2022
E-scooters cannot currently be used on the pavement and we do not expect this to change. As the Government considers regulations for construction and use of e-scooters, we will continue to engage with stakeholders representing the needs of blind and visually impaired people. Additionally, we have instructed all local authorities participating in trials to engage with disability groups in their areas throughout the trial period to ensure their concerns are being heard.
We will consult publicly before any new arrangements come into force, and all interested parties will have a chance to shape the new regime.