The Swedish government has decided on a driving ban on footpaths for electric scooters. The ban applies as of today, September 1. Also today a parking ban for electric scooters on foothpaths and cycle paths comes into force.
With the change, the same rules that apply to traditional bicycles and electric bicycles now also apply to electric scooters and other self-balancing vehicles without pedals. Riders who don’t comply with the ban may be fined.
“Now we get our streets in order as well. Speeding electric scooters on footpaths has been a big problem in many cities. Now that’s over. Together with the parking ban, this proposal will improve accessibility and safety for everyone who walks on our footpaths,” says Swedish infrastructure minister Tomas Eneroth.