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    Friday 20 October 2023

    E-scooter Trial — Update

    The trial of e-scooters in City of Port Phillip (CoPP), Yarra and Melbourne commenced in February 2022 and, after several extensions, was due to end on 5 October 2023. The CoPP recently considered feedback about the trial and a further extension until April 2024 was agreed. 

    Council officers reported that the most common concerns are:
    • footpath riding and the safety of pedestrians, 
    • improper parking of e-scooters obstructing movement along footpaths, 
    • speeding, 
    • underage riding 
    • tandem riding, and 
    • riding without a helmet.
    The CoPP resolved that the Mayor would write to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety requesting the public release of the Victorian Government e-scooter trial evaluation. The Council endorsed CoPP's continued participation in e-scooter schemes if councils have the power to manage shared e-scooter schemes through contractual arrangements that can address safety and amenity. Further details are shown here.