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E-Scooter trial

E-Scooter trial

E-scooters offer users a sustainable way to get around the city quickly and conveniently.
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York is participating in the Department for Transport’s e-scooter trials. The 12-month trial began in York in October 2020.

From late spring, the e-scooters across York were updated with TIER's newest safety model (including new features such as indicators and improved suspension). In addition to this, York also hosts TIER E-Bikes as part of the range available to hire through the TIER app. E-Bikes have pedal assist technology, are limited to 15.5mph and should be used on the road and designated cycle paths only.

To see where they’re available to use please download the TIER app which is available on the App Store, Google Play, or the website.
Download the TIER app

Keep up to date with regular updates on the TIER Blog, including information on parking locations and other relevant information for York.

All TIER riders are encouraged to complete the AA Ride Safe School. This training guides users through the safe use of e-scooters to make sure you and the community are safe throughout the trials.

Users must download the app to use the e-scooters and hold a provisional or full driver’s licence.

Can you ride your own e-scooter on the highway (not a TIER e-scooter)? No. Privately owned e-scooters are only legal to ride on private land (with the landowner’s permission). However if you have your own electric bike you are legally allowed to ride it on the highway.

TIER makes micromobility more sustainable!

Helmet safety feature

See TIER’s simple six step how to use instructions.
Find out more about the sustainability of TIER’s E-Scooters.


The standard Pay As You Go cost is £1 to unlock and then £0.15 pence per minute. TIER also has a range of packages and subscriptions. Details of these can be found in the app.


At this time, the council is not processing any personal information as part of this E Scooter trial. However, to find out more about the other organisations involved and what they do with personal information please view the TIER app privacy notice.

You can find out more by reading the proposal approved at the Transport Decision Session at City of York Council, on 8 September 2020.