Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Salford City Council - Record of Decision
1. Note the success of the salford e-scooter trial to date, evidenced by high levels of use, low levels of anti-social behaviour and vandalism
2. Note that development work is underway at a greater manchester level to understand what a longer-term e-scooter hire scheme may look like in the region beyond the current trials, subject to future legalisation of e-scooters.
3. Approve an extension to the trial until 31 march 2022 to match the department for transport’s extended e-scooter trial period.
4. Approve the additional phase 4 area for the e-scooter trial.
The Reasons are Trial zones for rental e-scooters were brought forward by the Department of Transport (DfT) in 2020 to test the concept. Salford City Council has been facilitating a pilot since October 2020, through the operator Lime Scooters.
The DfT have recently announced that councils that are currently operating authorised e-scooter trials can apply for an extension to 31 March 2022. This decision allows an extension to the trial to 31 March 2022 as well as the inclusion of a new area to link up Salford Royal Hospital with the existing trial areas, providing a larger area for the remainder of the trial.
Assessment of Risk: Low - this is an extension of the existing trial, the risk for which has been previously assessed and has not had any negative implications for Salford City Council in the first year of operation.
Procurement Advice Obtained: Anthony Hilton - Strategic Head of Procurement
HR Advice obtained: Yes by Lime
Climate Change Advice obtained: Andrew Fisher –
Sustainable Travel Co-ordinator
The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:
This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member /Strategic Director
Publication date: 11/10/2021
Date of decision: 11/10/2021
Decided at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Property / Regeneration Briefing
Date comes into force if not called in: 19/10/2021
Call-in deadline date: 18/10/2021
Current call-in Count: 0