Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Stockholm cuts number of electric scooters allowed on its public streets

Stockholm councillors have voted to roughly halve the number of electric scooters in circulation. Sweden’s Capital is the latest to impose curbs on their use.

The city council voted to limit the number of authorized scooters to 12,000, down from 23,000 currently in circulation, and to slash the number of authorized rental companies to three from the current eight.

The restrictions are to enter into force on January 1st 2021.

The use of electric scooters has exploded in recent years in major cities all over the world. With that problems arose as well.

Supporters say they are a convenient mode of transport while critics argue that they are cluttering streets and can be dangerous at high speeds.

Several global capitals have introduced curbs on their use:

Denmark’s Capital Copenhagen had banned them entirely in October 2020, before allowing a return a year later under strict rules limiting parking and use. Norway’s Oslo in July slashed the number of allowed scooters to 8,000 from 20,000 and banned their use between 11pm and 5am.

In Paris, the speed of electric scooters has been limited to 20 kilometers per hour. Singapore has banned the use of them on pavements, following the lead of Germany and France.

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