Between March and July 2020, the UK government ran a consultation: Future of transport regulatory review: a call for evidence on micromobility vehicles, flexible bus services and mobility as a service.
The government asked for information and views on three areas:
- micromobility vehicles
- flexible bus services
- mobility as a service (MaaS)
The call for evidence asked:
- whether certain micromobility vehicles (such as electric scooters) should be permitted on the road, and if so what vehicle and user requirements would be appropriate
- how effective existing rules are around flexible bus services, and which other areas of the bus, taxi and private hire vehicle framework should be considered in this review
- what the opportunities and risks of MaaS platforms might be, and what role central and local governments should play in their development
In our response, we particularly focus on areas around the collection, use and sharing of data required to deliver these services.