Electric Scooters - Experimental Traffic Regulation Order

The Council have made an Order to allow Electric Scooters to use bus lanes, cycle lanes and highways in Newcastle upon Tyne* where the speed limit is 30mph or less on an experimental basis for up to 18 months.   Only Electric Scooters hired from a company authorised by the Department for Transport for the purpose of operating Electric Scooters within the City of Newcastle upon Tyne will be permitted.  Electric Scooters not hired as part of the trials will remain illegal.   *Electric Scooters will not be permitted on High Level Bridge.     Consideration will be given to making this permanent in due course.

Details are contained in the supporting documents below (Notice, Order and reasons).

If you wish to comment please complete the survey.  If you wish to object to the possibility of the Order being introduced on a permanent basis please also email traffic.notices@newcastle.gov.uk setting out the grounds for your objection.

End date: 26 August 2021

Consultation locality:  All Wards

Consultation purpose: Statutory Notice

Supporting documents:

Notice87.pdf

Statement_of_Reasons49.pdf

Experimental_Order2.pdf

Consultation Officer contact details:

Name: Sarah Gardner 

Email:  sarah.gardner@newcastle.gov.uk 

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