Decision Maker: Assistant Director Transport and Capital Projects
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Government are delivering a green restart of local transport.
The government consulted on urgent legislation to allow trials of rental e-scooters to commence more rapidly and in more areas than initially planned.
To support this and to help mitigate reduced public transport capacity e-scooter trials will be brought forward. The Department for Transport (DfT) is reviewing the regulations that apply to e-scooters as part of its Future of Transport programme.
TVCA are registering an interest to be a trial area and are working with a provider and are seeking support from Highway Authorities in the Tees Valley to support the bid to DfT to become a trial area.
Financial/staffing/health & safety (incl virus transmission risks)/service delivery impacts/other risks and impacts considered:
Cabinet were presented with a number of risks identified at the bid stage of the project that would need to be overcome to allow e-scooters to be allowed on Darlington roads should the bid be successful.
An equality impact assessment would need to be undertaken if the bid is successful.
To support the bid; subject to further detail
and any outstanding safety, legal and other considerations
identified being satisfactorily resolved prior to
Reason: To enable the Tees Valley to submit a bid.
To not participate in the bid process.
Publication date: 23/11/2020
Date of decision: 08/06/2020