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UK e-scooter ban lifted as rental trials to begin on Saturday

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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.   

4 comments

1 month 5 days ago

So rental scooters are OK but private ones are still not-OK?  How will the police be able to tell, and will they really bother anyway?

1 month 5 days ago

The worry is scooters are far more likely to be used on pavements. Weighing up to 55kg at 15.5mph and with surlrising acceleration from their 500W motors, what could possibly go wrong? I foresee lots of peds with broken ankles in A&E.

1 month 5 days ago

No problem sharing space with an e-scooter. They travel at similar speeds and have similar riding characteristics to a bicycle. They are not going to be different to having anothe bike on the path. In fact easier to deal with than a pedestrian. 
ive actually got an e-scooter in my office in China and have been using it as my main transport when I'm there.  They are fun and efficient. 

1 month 6 days ago

I'd rather go to a my little pony convention than be seen on a scooter.