The e-scooter trial period in Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Princes Risborough, managed by Buckinghamshire Council, has been prolonged until May 31, 2026.

This move follows the Department for Transport (DfT) continuing with their national trials.

The extension will allow further evaluation of e-scooters' implications and the development of legislation legalising them.

The trials aim to discourage the use of illegal private e-scooters on public areas and encourage low-carbon transport options.

Buckinghamshire Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport, Steven Broadbent said: "The e-scooter trial has so far proved successful with a high level of usage, particularly among younger users.

"Continuing the scheme means we will continue to offer a sustainable travel option to the local community, helping to reduce congestion.

"To date, more than 327,000 trips covering more than 507,000 miles have taken place across the three trial areas."

Mr Broadbent further stated, "The trials to date have, overall, had a strong safety record in Buckinghamshire.

"Extending the e-scooter rental trial will also help to minimise the use of private e-scooters by offering a safer and legal alternative."

It's important to note that only Zipp Mobility e-scooters are authorised for use on public roads and spaces in Buckinghamshire.

Private e-scooter users are liable to hefty fines and may have their e-scooters seized.