South Gloucestershire Council have released the following Notice of Intent regarding the introduction of a temporary electric scooter trial on roads in South Gloucestershire:
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL
(Electric Scooter Trial) Temporary Traffic Regulation Order 2022
Notice is hereby given that South Gloucestershire District Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended, The Electric Scooter Trials and Traffic Signs (Coronavirus) Regulations and General Directions 2020, and pursuant to the Order made by the Department of Transport, under s44 and s63(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, intends to make an order the effect of which will enable electric scooters (as defined in The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016) being used in a trial, to use any road or length of road in South Gloucestershire which is currently used by pedal cycles. This applies only to electric scooters hired from a company authorised and in accordance with the regulations made by the Department of Transport.
South Gloucestershire Council is satisfied that electric scooters being used in the trial in the said roads should be permitted in connection with the likelihood of danger to the public; (1) to reduce ambiguity as to where the aforementioned electric scooters can be ridden, and (2) to allow the aforementioned electric scooters to be ridden in safer areas of the highway. The order will be operative from 20 March 2022 for a maximum period of eighteen months.
PO Box 1953,
Monitoring Officer and Head of Legal, Governance and Democratic Services