E-scooters to return to Berkshire town

E-scooters are returning to a town centre after a previous scheme was scrapped at the end of 2022.

Slough Borough Council announced provider Zipp Mobility would be introducing 300 e-scooters and 25 e-bikes from 28 May.

Savio DeCruz, the authority's associate director of operations, said he was looking forward to residents "being able to choose more active modes of travel".

The previous e-scooter scheme, which was part of a wider national trial, ended in November 2022 when the council was unable to renew the contract with operator Neuron Mobility UK.

Mr DeCruz said people living in Slough had enjoyed having access to the e-scooters in the previous scheme.

"I hope they will make use of this new scheme," he said.

He urged users to return the e-scooters and e-bikes to any designated return points and to be "respectful and considerate of other residents".

Some Slough residents previously raised concerns about obstructions caused by badly parked e-scooters on pavements and reported "dangerous" driving from riders.

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