Update 6 May 2022
The Department for Transport (DfT) have granted a further extension of the Canterbury electric scooter rental trial, which had been set to end on 31 March. The trial will now run until the end of November 2022.
To facilitate this extension, the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order, which can only be in place for up to 18 months, must be made permanent for the rest of the trial period. However, the Made Order can be revoked at any point. This only allows the use of the Bird trial e-scooters. The use of all other e-scooters remains illegal.
The extension is to allow more data about the use of electric scooters to be gathered and reported back to DfT. The extension only permits Bird e-scooters to be used in Canterbury.
More information on the Made Order can be found on the Highway and Traffic Regulation Order and Public Notice Hub. More details on the trial can be found in the consultation document and frequently asked questions available from the Documents section.
Your feedback continues to be very important in helping to evaluate the trial. If you would like to tell us your views, please complete the feedback form below.
To report safety concerns about equipment owned and operated by Bird, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01484 509145. Any issues reported through these means will be shared with KCC and in some circumstances with Kent Police.
Safety concerns about electric scooters outside the trial should be reported to Kent Police directly.