Thomas Pocklington Trust have released a short survey where you can share your thoughts on how you feel e-scooters can be made safer.
The survey is five questions long and should around five minutes to complete. Please read below for more information from Thomas Pocklington Trust and click the link at the end if you would like to take part in this survey.
“E-Scooters are being trialled across the UK over the next 12 months. These electric foot scooters can travel up to 15.5mph and weigh up to 40kg. They are intended to run only on the roads and cycle paths but growing incidents have evidenced that they are also being ridden on pavements and through pedestrianised centres. The risk to blind and partially sighted people is that they run silently so cannot be heard.
Sight Loss Councils, supported by the Thomas Pocklington Trust, have been championing and lobbying for all E-Scooters to install sound omitting devices, in harmony with the guidelines developed by the national sight loss charities. We want our communities to be a part of the conversation that will allow blind and partially sighted people to be able to offer a viable solution to making these E-Scooters safer for visually impaired pedestrians.
As part of our Streets For All campaign we really want to hear how you feel we can make E-Scooters safer, and kindly ask you to complete the short survey below, which is only 5 questions long and should take less than 5 minutes to complete.”
Guide Dogs have also put together a helpful resource where you can write to your local MP using their quick template. If you would like to contact your local MP about this issue please click the link below.