Talking Point: What do you think of e-scooters launching in London today?

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<p>Rules for e-scooters are similar to those for bikes</p> (PA Archive)

Rules for e-scooters are similar to those for bikes

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E-scooters arrived in the capital today, as a rental scheme began in five London boroughs.

The trial was however hit by a delay, as one of the main areas postponed participation until 5 July.

Rules for e-scooters are similar to those for bikes: helmets are recommended, and riding on pavements is illegal.

Will Norman, Sadiq Khan’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “I don’t know if this will work for London. That is why we are doing the trial. Let’s see what role they can play in reducing our car traffic.”

What do you think of e-scooters? Let us know in the comments below to be featured tomorrow.

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