Thank you for contacting me about the electric scooter trials, including one in Redditch and I was recently briefed by a local retailer about the benefits of using electric powered bikes and scooter to help to take pressure off the road network.

E-scooters could ease the burden on the transport network and, in light of the Coronavirus, help to facilitate social distancing. However, the Government will rightly need to understand the full impact of electric scooters on pedestrians and others before any decision is made on whether they should be legalised.