E-scooters are set to appear on West Midlands streets in a ground-breaking trial to help get the region moving once lockdown restrictions start to be lifted. The Government has chosen the West Midlands for the trial – a UK first – which if successful could revolutionise the way people travel whilst bolstering the fight against climate change. Extra pressure is expected to be put on the region’s transport network when Covid-19 lockdown restrictions start to be lifted but people still seek to observe social distancing measures on their daily commute.

ERTICO Partner Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) will be trialling e-Scooters in partnership with Birmingham and Coventry City Council. More details of the scheme are in the following link. TfWM would like to talk to other cities and regions about their experience and lessons learnt to help inform their trial. Specific areas of interest include regulation, data sharing and integration with Mobility as a Service initiatives. For more information please get in touch with Emily Perry Emily.Perry@tfwm.org.uk or John Paddington (John.Paddington@tfwm.org.uk)

Source and photo credit: Transport for West Midlands