ELECTRIC scooters will be rolled out in more areas of Oxford in the near future.

A trial of E-Scooters is currently running in Headington with vehicles provided by a company called VOI, overseen by Oxfordshire County Council.

Now, more areas in the 'Eastern Arc' of the city will see the orange battery-powered two-wheelers on their streets from the end of the month.

A consultation, a kind of public survey, has opened on the county council website ahead of their introduction in areas including Cowley and East Oxford.

The scooters would be rolled out across eastern areas of the city from March 29, with the use of an experiment traffic regulation order (ETRO).

This six month experiment would last until September 17, and the consultation will be open for the entire time to allow residents to share their thoughts on the plan.

The Voi scooter rollout in Headington has been popular among some, but others have expressed concern about where the dockless vehicles have been left after journey's have been finished, with some blocking narrow pavements.

The scooters are legally licensed through the council, and a driving licence and phone app are required to use them.

Helmets are also recommended for use and the scooters cannot be used on pedestrian-only pavements.

All other E-Scooters remain illegal.

See the consultation at the Oxfordshire County Council website