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- There are many e-scooters being used illegally in Cambridge

UK news Readers debate whether e-scooters should be allowed on pavements last minute news


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- There are many e-scooters being used illegally in Cambridge

UK news Readers debate whether e-scooters should be allowed on pavements last minute news
05 August 2022 - 11:01

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! If you've visited Cambridge city centre recently, then we're sure you've seen a plethora of e-scooters whizzing around the streets. There has been a rise of e-scooter use in the city since October 2020 after e-scooter hire was introduced to improve local transport options in the area. E-scooters were introduced to the area over two years ago as part of a 12 month trial however, due to their popularity they have remained in the city ever since. Some commuters in Cambridge have also purchased their own e-scooters in a bid to reduce low emissions in the city, by switching their vehicles for an electric scooter. However, private e-scooters can only be used on private land. The only electric scooters which can be used on public roads are ones that people can rent as part of government-backed trials. Read more: Police would ‘never do anything else’ if they confiscated every e-scooter used illegally Despite the blurry laws around where and when electric scooters can be used, there's no doubt that they're a popular mode of transport in Cambridge. But the debate still remains between pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike on where e-scooters should be travelling. As a pedestrian, the pathway should be clear for all making it easy to get to your destination on foot - so some would argue that electric scooters should remain on the road.

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. We want to hear your thoughts today about electric scooters in the city - both privately owned ones and rental scooters. Should they be allowed to ride on the pavement? Or should there be an alternative option for e-scooter riders to ensure every road user is safe? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Last month, police said that they would 'never be able to do anything else' if they were to confiscate every illegally owned e-scooter, so it's safe to say this mode of transport is very popular in the city. As mentioned above, hire scooters are legal to ride in Cambridge - but people need to be aged 18 or older and provide at least a provisional drivers license to use them. If you want to share your opinion then add it in the comments and we'll highlight the best ones as they come in. CambridgeshireLive will be discussing the news with you below, where you can take part. All you have to do is sign up is submit your question, register your details and you can join in with the discussion. (You can also sign up by clicking on the silhouette on the top right-hand corner of the screen).

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