What is the Slough e-scooter rental trial scheme
In 2020 the Government invited Local Authorities to run trial e-scooter rental schemes. These trial schemes, operated to a high standard, gather data to help the Government to understand the impacts and benefits of e-scooters, and to inform the future legal status of, and associated regulations for, e-scooters. They also gather valuable information on usage, travel patterns and ridership.
We introduced the Slough e-scooter rental trial scheme in October 2020, commissioning Neuron Mobility to operate 300 dockless e-scooters.
The Neuron Mobility e-scooters are coloured orange, have a maximum speed of 15mph, and can be used by registered scheme members over 18 years old with a driving licence.
The e-scooters can be used on the road, and in cycle and bus lanes, but are not permitted on pavements, playing fields and parks. There is an e-scooter traffic regulation order (TRO) permitting their use. There are also restrictions on speed and where they can be parked. Whilst operating the e-scooters, riders are advised to wear the helmet provided or their own helmet.