Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, visited the Spin factory in Blakelands, Milton Keynes last Friday (30/04) to discuss how the e-scooter trials have been progressing in MK.
Spin have now reached the impressive milestone of more than 80,000 rides on their e-scooters across the city and have been given permission to up their stock to 500.
The e-scooter pilots going on across the United Kingdom have just been extended by the Department for Transport until March 2022 to give local authorities and the Government a better look into how they work when life returns to normal after the pandemic.
Milton Keynes currently has two other e-scooter providers along with Spin which are Lime and Ginger.
E-scooters can be ridden on MK's Redways or on the roads but remain illegal to ride on public footpaths.
Ben visited Spin's MK factory where they charge and fix e-scooters with Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart.
Ben Everitt MP commented: "I always go on about Milton Keynes having the potential to be the Silicon Valley of Europe and with our unique Redway system we are the perfect home for these e-scooter trials.
"The people of MK will be well used to seeing innovative new technology across the city with our amazing delivery robots, driverless car trials and now e-scooters so it's no surprise to see how popular they've been so far.
"It was fantastic to hear from Spin about their recent successes and their learnings throughout the trials, and I'm delighted the trial period has been extended and these e-scooters may be able to help build back greener after the pandemic."