Somerset E-Scooters

Local Gov't • Somerset West and Taunton

Trialling e-scooters in Taunton, Yeovil and other local towns in Somerset.

  • Taunton E-Scooters

Somerset County Council's story

Somerset County Council is committed to tackling climate change and is working towards a carbon neutral Somerset by 2030. But we can't do it alone and we need everyone in Somerset to do their bit.

The Department for Transport established e-scooter trials as part of their COVID-response, as well as to inform future policy and gauge how this new mode of travel can be safely integrated into the UK's transport ecosystem.

In Taunton there are 100 e-scooters in 55 locations, available for anyone to pick up who is over 16 and holds a provisional driving license. The trial is also operating in other towns across the region.

In the first 45 days of the trial, users made enough journeys to travel once around the world - nearly 25,000 miles.

Useful learnings from Somerset County Council

Somerset County Council and the four District Councils are working together towards a climate resilient Somerset. Transport accounts for 46% of carbon emissions across the entire county. When it comes to tackling climate change, everyone needs to play their part, and making small, everyday changes like swapping a car journey for one by e-scooter can make a big difference.

Somerset County Council's metrics

E-scooter journeys, reduction in car journeys, reduction in carbon emissions

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Action Area

Transport

Positive Impacts

Clean Air

Response to climate crisis

Mitigation

Reach

Area

Organisation

Local Gov't, 50 to 249 people

Shared by

South West Net Zero Hub

Updated Feb, 2024

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