July, 2021 – Source: Finish Ministry of Transport and Communications. Speed limits for e-scooters will soon be tightened force in Helsinki as the three shared electric scooter operators agreed on ways to promote traffic safety in a meeting with Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka earlier this month.
The rental companies in Helsinki voluntarily undertook to limit speed at night throughout the city and, during the day, also in the city centre. For the moment, it is not clear yet which speed limits will be implemented. Joint measures are being prepared under the leadership of the City of Helsinki and the operating compagnies have already announced their acceptance of restrictions. Some rental companies are prepared to completely block the use of e-scooters at night or restrict availability in the most popular restaurant areas.
The City of Helsinki is also preparing measures to organise the parking of electric scooters in such a way that danger to other road users can be avoided.