A new Electric scooter company in New York has revealed that a fleet of scooters will be on the road within weeks
Within weeks, 100 electric scooters will be installed at York university.
Tier, an electric-scooter rental company that has run similar schemes in The twin cities of Paris, Berlin and York, Munster, has been chosen as the operator for a year-long trial.
Scooters are equipped with helmets and have large front wheels and wide pedals to make them easier to ride.
It costs £1 to unlock the bike and 15p per minute to ride.
Drivers need at least a temporary driver's license to rent a scooter.
The insurance will be underwritten by the company, so there is no need for the customer to arrange or pay.
A spokesman for Tier said the trial would begin at the university, but would be widened to provide scooters between the Rawcliffe Bar Park&Ride hospital and st John's university of york.
The hub could also be opened in the city centre - the scheme could be expanded during the trial period.
Fred Jones, general manager at Tier, said: "York is a very special place with a long history of 2000 years, and we are proud to support the city and look to the future of urban transport.
"We believe electric scooter trials will bring significant benefits to New York residents, from clean air to reduced traffic congestion, and crucially, they can also help people get around safely again after COVID-19."
York City Council approved the trial on Tuesday.
Cllr Andy D'Agorne said: "Together we will ensure that clear and effective communication channels are established, which is essential for early warning of any issues that need to be addressed, assessing the impact and learning all the lessons from the trial."
York CENTRAL MP Rachael Maskell welcomed the news: "I have long argued for York to introduce electric scooting as part of its active travel options and to ease the city's congestion challenges.
"Electric scooters are widely used in Europe as a cheap, easy and efficient way to travel while reducing air pollution.
"The city is good for electric scooters, but it has to have good infrastructure to ensure that going to work or travelling for leisure enhances people's experience of the city.
I look forward to working with Tier to ensure that this new plan truly delivers benefits to all residents of York."
Iain Mitchell, business manager of Sight Loss Councils, says: "We are pleased that Tier has been contact with the Sight Loss Loss Councils to better understand the safety concerns of the electric scooters with the Blind and partially blind - namely they may find it difficult for the hearing side and the riders may not recognise a person with a vision obstacle.
"We welcome York's choice of an electric scooter operator that puts the safety of blind and partially sighted people at the forefront of its decision-making."