On August 2 Westminster City Council will join eight other London boroughs by taking part in Transport for London’s trial e-scooter rental service for a 10 month period.
The trial launched in June in five London boroughs including Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond Upon Thames, and Tower Hamlets. The City of London, Southwark and Lambeth joined the trial in July.
Westminster’s participation in the trial means that Londoners will be able to rent and ride electric scooters from the approved suppliers on Westminster’s roads. All other e-scooters will continue to be illegal to ride on Westminster’s roads, and the riding of e-scooters, electric bikes or any other bike on the pavement continues to be an offence and is not allowed.
Rental will be priced at between £3.25 and £3.40 for a 15-minute ride and e-scooters are only allowed to be ridden on roads, not pavements.
Westminster City Council has worked closely with TfL, London Councils, and the e-scooter providers to ensure extensive safety measures are in place so that residents and visitors can stay safe on our roads while the trial is in place.
The parking spaces in Westminster can be found at:
Cleveland Square, Inverness Terrace, Leinster Square, Montagu Street, Norfolk Crescent, Old Quebec Street, Paddington Green, Portman Square, Tavistock Road.
Feedback on the trial can be provided to TfL here or via their contact centre on 0343 222 1234.