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Milton Keynes Council and Lime to run e-scooter trial

Milton Keynes Council and Lime, the micromobility company, will launch a full-scale UK e-scooter trial at the beginning of August.

The 12-month trial is still subject to approval from the Department for Transport (DfT), but if it is greenlit an initial fleet of 250 e-scooters would be added for use in the city. This will run alongside Lime’s e-bike service that is already running in Milton Keynes.

Lime was selected to run the first ‘on-street’ phase Milton Keynes’ e-scooter service following a competitive process with more than 10 e-scooter providers vying to launch in the city.

Lime has committed to providing a fleet of up to 500 of the company’s latest e-scooters for rental in Milton Keynes based on expected demand. 

Cllr Peter Marland, leader of Milton Keynes Council said: “At a time when residents are in need of safe, environmentally friendly and socially-distant means of transport, we’re thrilled to be the first UK city to provide this type of large e-scooter trial. 

“This will provide an important new travel option to residents and visitors to Milton Keynes and we look forward to working with Lime to study the results from the trial.”

Florence Milner, general manager UK & Ireland at Lime, said the company is actively involved in other competitive processes to provide e-scooter services to other towns and cities in the UK. 

Lime is expecting to announce further trials in other areas of the UK soon.

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