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Coventry suspends e-scooter trial after five days because of concerns about pavement riding

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Jack Sexty

Jack is the news editor here at eBikeTips, and also edits the live blog and writes tech news over on our sister site road.cc. Jack first became fascinated with e-bikes when an elderly gentleman breezed past him without a care in the world up a big old hill in North Wales - thus realising e-bikes are the real deal! Although he genuinely enjoys time trials and lung-busting climbs without assistance, Jack likes nothing more than cruising round town on an e-bike during his days off.   

5 comments

3 weeks 2 days ago

What is wrong with using these things on a footpath or in a "pedestrianised" area? Many places in the world where this happens and life goes on without any issue.

1 month 2 days ago

You'd be sectioned for riding one of these on the road. The first pothole you fail to negotiate will stop the scooter in its tracks and send the rider under the nearest motor vehicle. Even a slippery service cover will do the trick, as happened to that unfortunate woman. Until we learn how to pave roads in this country, people who wish to stay alive will not be using escooters on the road.

1 month 1 week ago

I watched two people rode electric scooters on the pavement last night, somehow I think the trial will have little impact on whether or not people do that.

The sooner we accept that the net postve of scooters (they are simply one of lifes joys plus environmentally friendly) vastly out weighs the odd accident or pissed off OAP the better.

1 month 1 week ago

so it says "concerns". are we talking about people actually riding on the pavement? or old people complaining about them potentially doing it? 

1 month 1 week ago

I Am Jack's Complete Lack of Surprise.