E-Scooter trial

Salford Council is participating in the Department for Transport’s E-Scooter trial.

We have partnered up with Lime Scooters who will run the scheme and be fully responsible for all implementation and operating costs. Lime, the world’s leading micro mobility company, which provides e-scooters in 125 cities around the world

Riders download the app Lime App and scan the QR code on the handlebars to begin a ride. Once complete they must park it responsibly in a designated parking zone and take a photo to confirm the end of the ride. Each ride costs £1 to unlock and 15p per minute to use, discounts are available for job seekers, students and some employment sectors.

COVID-19 safety measures are in place. The scheme is being run entirely by Lime and is supported by Salford City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and the University of Salford which will research ‘micro-mobility’ over short distances.

It remains illegal to use an e-scooter privately but the government has fast-tracked permission for the trials as part of the national response to the pandemic. Visit the Lime website for more information.

The trial will run for 12 months from 21 October 2020.

Anyone who is over 18 and holds a provisional driving license can hire a scooter.

For more information about scooter hire in Salford please contact Lime:

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