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Is it legal to ride an e-scooter in the UK?

In the UK, the use of e-scooters on public roads, pavements, footpaths or cycle lanes is still illegal. The exception is use on private land to which the public has no access or the rental e-scooters schemes that have been approved as part of government-led trials in certain areas.

At this time there is no clear timetable published by the government on when these trial will conclude or dates by which legislation may be passed on private E-Scooter use.

In the meantime, keep an eye on our blog where we publish the latest information related to E-Scooter legalisation alongside updates on our lobbying efforts.

Updated on 25 Mar 2024