Milton Keynes officer appears before Transport Committee
Recently the Transport Committee met to discuss lessons learnt from the e-scooter trials.
Brian Matthews, Head of Transport Innovation at Milton Keynes Council gave the committee his authority’s view on the trials in Milton Keynes.
He told the committee usage ‘is similar numbers to Liverpool, approaching 2 million trips and 30,000 users in the city’.
“We have estimated a saving of 128 tonnes of carbon by the switch from public transport.
He said there had been ‘teething troubles’ experienced elsewhere in the country.
As a result, speeds were reduced across the network. For example, Willen Lake has speed limits of 5 mph.
“City centre speeds are down to 10 mph. We did not think that 15 mph an hour was appropriate, so the rest of Milton Keynes is 12 mph. We also looked at that as an impact on the users. As highlighted, the users pay per minute and clearly a lower speed increases the cost of usage. We are evaluating that against the other impacts from the type of interventions we have put in.”