Electric scooters (e-scooters)

Riding an e-scooter on a public road or path in Kent is illegal, and this is enforced by Kent Police.

E-scooters can be used on private land with the landowner's permission.

Our e-scooter trials

From November 2020 to November 2022, we worked with the Department for Transport and Canterbury City Council to run e-scooter trials in Canterbury city centre.

We wanted to explore how e-scooters could support local public transport and environmental goals, whilst still maintaining public safety. What we learn in these trials will support our future sustainable transport strategies.

We will publish a report of our findings in January 2023.