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 intends to make 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 of Transport. 


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 March 2022 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: 3rd March 2022


Traffic Management Team

Lewis House

Manvers Street                


BA1 1JG                                                 



      Chris Major

Director of Place Management

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