Source: France24 – Paris has threatened to ban e-scooters from public spaces unless the rental compagnies provide more stringent safety features on their e-scooters. This was announce by deputy mayor David Belliard after a new collision between an e-scooter rider with a pedestrian last month.
Currently, around 15,000 e-scooters are available for renting across the city of Paris. Traffic rules limit the speed to no more than 20 km/h (12 mph) with one rider only. E-scooters must go on the road or on cycle paths.
“Either the situation improves significantly and scooters find their place in public areas without causing problems, in particular for pedestrians, or we are looking in to how to get rid of them completely,” said deputy mayor David Belliard, in charge of transportation (to AFP).