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Lobbying for a change in the UK law

Current Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) guidelines state that electric unicycles cannot be legally used in he UK on either the highways or adjacent pavements. The law that bans their use on pavements is section 72 of the Highway Act 1835.

I believe that electric unicycles are a viable option for use as a personal transport system and am advocating a change in UK law to allow considerate legal use on footpaths, dedicated cycle lanes and in shared spaces.

Benefits of Electric Unicycles

  • Last mile commute – the ease of riding means you can avoid the hassle of showering and changing when you reach your destination. Case study usage could include getting from a home to a transport hub/station or a workplace in an urban area.
  • Compact – electric unicycles are very compact and take up much less space than a folding bike. For example, they can easily be placed under a train seat.
  • Hill climbing – makes climbing hills light work, great if you live in a hilly area!
  • Extended range – some electric unicycles have battery ranges in excess of 30 miles
  • Green – instead of using a car or public transport, help keep urban pollution to a minimum
  • Quiet – Almost silent, unlike mopeds, motorcycles and skateboards
  • Disability aid – an electric unicycle may be a good option for use as a disability aid in certain conditions and circumstances.
  • Trolley handles – allow an electric unicycle to be easily pushed where it is unsuitable to be ridden
  • Lighting – Some EUC’s have built in lights, others can be fitted with lighting

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UK Crown Prosecution Service

Relevant UK Laws

UK Parliament

Transport Statistics

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Based in London, my interests include photography, kayaking, paddle boarding, electric unicycling, teepees, robotics, programming, databases, informatics and pharmacy.

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