Arrival has successfully completed all the required functional and safety testing to achieve EUWVTA, which is a critical step towards starting trials with customers in the coming months.
It is the first time local authorities outside London and Cardiff have had the opportunity to apply for these powers, and the County Council was among the first to get the new powers from the Government.
Oxfordshire County Council is looking to address safety issues, including parking that blocks parts of pavements, vehicle turning points, accesses and junctions or creates a tight squeeze for buses.
Council officers have been asked to review whether hired e-scooters should be allowed to operate in Oxford beyond 10.00pm as part of an ongoing trial.
The council has approved proposals for double yellow lines running the length of Wantage Road in Didcot in a bid to stop people from parking in the cycle lanes.
This comes as Thames Valley Police questioned the effectiveness of the council’s plans to lower speed limits without other measures such as engineering or continual enforcement.
The proposals for improved provision for pedestrians, cyclists and buses on Woodstock Road is to be revisited in July, having been put on ice earlier this year.
The Didcot Garden Town housing infrastructure programme is a combination of four projects to ensure there is the capacity to connect 12,000 houses set to be built to the south of Oxford.
Expect cheaper fares for under-19s, new rural services, bus priority improvements and traffic filters to reduce journey times across Oxfordshire.