E-scooter trial

Extension of trial - April 2022

The government recently extended the trial schemes to 30 November 2022, so our scheme will be continuing until that date as part of the government initiative. The extension will allow us to obtain further data to analyse the impact of the e-scooters, and to determine whether they can be an alternative mode of transport for the Borough.

Due to changes to the end date of the trial, we changed the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to a Permanent Traffic Regulation Order (PTRO), effective from 8 April 2022, and have been granted a revised Vehicle Special Order (VSO) from the Department for Transport (DfT).

After the trial period, the Government will decide whether or not to continue the use of e-scooters on the public highway permanently by legalising them.

If e-scooter use is made legal by government, we will present our findings and recommendations to Council Members to make a decision to retain or remove the scheme from Slough’s roads. If e-scooters are no longer to operate in Slough, we will revoke the Permanent Traffic Regulation Order.

To help us and the Government to understand the impacts and benefits of e-scooters we want to hear from you. We want to get a better understanding of residents' views on rental e-scooters, as well as the benefits people experience when they use them. This information will help us and the Government make the right decisions throughout the trial and beyond. Our consultation runs from 8 April 2022 to 23:59 on Sunday, 31 July 2022.