UK shared e-scooter trial extended until November 2022

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The shared e-scooter trial in the UK has been extended until November 2022 as the government continues to weigh up legislation.

The trial was initially set to end earlier in 2021 but was then extended until next March due to delays in key pilot schemes getting underway.

However, that date has now been pushed back even further, with The Guardian reporting that concerns remain over the safety of private e-scooters and the ability of shared schemes to reduce congestion.

Zag Daily estimates that around 11 million journeys have been completed on shared e-scooters in the UK in 2021, with more than 20,000 available at the peak.

Since the start of this year 21 new trial areas have launched, including in London, while five have been closed.

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