Residents in Dringhouses & Woodthorpe are being asked for their views on possible locations where e-scooters could be parked. York is currently participating in a 12-month Department for Transport trial of e-scooters which began in September 2020. Initially the e-scooters have been rolled out in the city centre and at the University of York, but the aim is to make the e-scooters more widely available. There is more information on the trial at https://www.york.gov.uk/E-Scooters
Users must download an app to use the e-scooters and hold a provisional or full driver’s licence. It costs £1 to unlock an e-scooter and then 15p per minute. There are also a range of packages and subscriptions. The supplier, Tier, is responsible for funding and managing all operational aspects of the trial.
Tier has asked local councillors for views about possible locations in Dringhouses & Woodthorpe where e-scooters could be parked and available for use:
- Woodthorpe - At the end of Nairn Close (near to Moor Lane) and on Grassholme (near to the junction with Moor Lane)
- Tadcaster Road - In front of the Holiday Inn
Residents are invited to submit comments on the suitability of the proposed e-scooter parking locations by e-mailing Cllr Stephen Fenton ([email protected])