London’s e-scooter rental scheme expanded to the West End on Monday as efforts continued to crack down on the illegal use of privately-owned scooters.
Westminster became the ninth borough to join Transport for London’s Government backed trial, which is the only way the battery-powered vehicles can be ridden legally on public roads.
It means the number of e-scooters available to hire across the capital will increase to about 2,700 in the coming weeks – with the possibility that more boroughs will sign up for the year-long pilot.
It launched on June 7 in Canary Wharf in Tower Hamlets, plus Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Richmond.
Last month it was widened to the City of London, Lambeth and Southwark.