Derby city Centre is to launch plans for a new electric scooter
A new scheme will make dozens of electric scooters available for hire in Derby.Under a scheme run by Wind Mobility, the city's workers and residents will be able to rent electric scooters from a month to a year.
It costs 30 pounds a month, plus a deposit of 50 pounds to rent one, or you can rent it for 12 pence a minute.
The first 200 electric scooters will be put into service in Nottingham on Tuesday October 27th.A number of scooters will soon be available for trial in Derby as part of a government trial in two cities.
Hand sanitizers will be provided on each scooter and safety risks will be regularly reviewed throughout the trial.
In response to COVID-19, the Department of Transportation made changes to allow electric scooters on public roads and use the same road space as cyclists.
Transport Minister Rachel Maclean said: "Trials of electric scooters for hire, starting in Nottingham, could provide local communities with cleaner, more efficient and more affordable travel.
"Learning from the experience of the trials already conducted, Nottingham University will introduce stringent safety measures - including permit verification and responsible parking incentives - while also helping us better understand any impact on public Spaces."
People who want to rent electric scooters must be at least 16 years old and have a temporary driving license.