Decision details

Footway Parking for Rental e-scooters

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


A Cabinet Member decision is needed to make exemptions for DfT type-approved rental e-scooters to be allowed to be parked on the footway.



2.1      The Cabinet Member for City Management approved the list of proposed ten unused footway locations set out in (Appendix C) for rental e-scooter parking.


3.        Reasons for Decision


3.1      The rider and/ or operator of any mechanically propelled vehicles parked with one or more wheels on the footway is currently guilty of an offence under the Greater London Councils (General Powers) Act 1974. Agreement to the above recommendations in this report will provide exemption for the City Council to permit rental e-scooters to park on strictly designated highway locations in Westminster for the trial period.


3.2      This approach will enable the City Council to monitor and assess the impacts of both footway and carriageway designated parking bays for rental e-scooters and better understand how micromobility vehicles can be safely accommodated on Westminster’s Streets.


Publication date: 04/02/2021

Date of decision: 18/06/2021

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