Have your say on the TfL e-scooter trial in Camden before 8 July - Camden Rise

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Have your say on the TfL e-scooter trial in Camden before 8 July

Have your say on Camden’s involvement in the London-wide electric scooter trial which launched in parts of the Capital earlier this month.

COVID-19 has changed how communities in Camden live, travel and work. We want our streets to have more space for everyone to walk and cycle, for you to breathe cleaner air and for children and young people to get to and from school safely.

Rental e-scooters could be one solution, providing an alternative way of getting around which which could help cut emissions and the number of motor vehicles, as well as ease pressures on the transport network. We want to hear from as many people as possible, including young people - have your say here before 8 July.

Background information:

Transport for London (TfL) has been working with London boroughs and other organisations, such as the Met Police and London Councils, to develop proposals for a rental e-scooter trial in London. The aim of the trial is to provide an alternative option to public transport, including taxis and private cars.

Camden Council is now consulting on the borough’s involvement in the London-wide trial. This consultation would decide whether to make rental e-scooters legal for people to use in the Borough for a trial period. The consultation asks for views on how Camden should take part, including potential ‘no go’ zones for e-scooters and options on where they could be used and parked.

TfL launched the London trial scheme on 7 June 2021 with Dott, Lime and Tier being selected as service operators by TfL and London Councils for a trial of up to 12 months.

Camden are not currently part of the TfL trial but we're looking at whether to join by September 2021 for the remainder of the TfL trial period, subject to the outcome of this consultation and consideration of relevant policies and other data.