We're currently running a trial of electronic scooters (e-scooters) in Middlesbrough. This will help us decide whether e-scooters are suitable to be used on our roads, and whether we should keep them available in the town permanently.
We've partnered with Ginger to provide e-scooters for this trial. You must use a scooter hired from Ginger - you cannot use privately-owned scooters on our roads.
To use the scooters, you must:
- be 18 or over
- have a full or provisional driving licence
- register an account with Ginger
The scooters must not be used on footpaths, and they are restricted to roads with a speed limit of less than 40mph. Misusing an e-scooter can result in a fine and penalty points on your driving licence.
Riding safely is crucial to keep both you and other road users safe. Ginger has a handy training guide to help you understand the rules of the road, and how to ride safely.
You can find out about the cost of hiring a scooter, and answers to any questions you have, on the Ginger website.
Find a scooter
Check the Google map to find out where scooters can be hired from and returned to.
Tell us what you think
As this is a trial, we're keen to get feedback from residents. If you have any comments, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, you can check our e-scooter briefing note.