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Notice is hereby given that Bath and North East Somerset Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended and The Electric Scooter Trials and Traffic Signs (Coronavirus) Regulations and General Directions 2020 has made an order the effect of which will enable electric scooters (as defined in The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016) being used in a trial, to use any road or length of road in Bath and North East Somerset which are currently used by pedal cycles. This applies only to electric scooters hired from a company authorised and in accordance with the regulations made by the Department for Transport. 


The TTRO is to be made pursuant to S14 (1) (b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 because of the likelihood of danger to the public during the continued trial of rental e-scooters on public highways between 26th September 2023 - 25th March 2025. The TTRO is needed to reduce the potential for rental e-scooters to conflict with other traffic and road users during this trial period facilitating their use of these alternative road spaces which are already subject to user restrictions.


Bath & North East Somerset Council is satisfied that electric scooters being used in the trial in the said roads should be permitted in connection with likelihood of danger to the public. The justification for this order is two-fold.  (1) to reduce ambiguity as to where the aforementioned electric scooters can be ridden, and (2) to allow the aforementioned electric scooters to be ridden in safer areas of the highway.


This order will be operative from the 26th September 2023 for a maximum period of eighteen months.


Comments or queries about the trial can be sent to For any queries concerning this Traffic Regulation Order please telephone 01225 394041.


Dated: 22nd September 2023


Traffic Management Team
Lewis House
Manvers Street,






Chris Major

Director of Place Management