By Graziella L. Photos by My B. Posted Jan 15, 2023 10:39 AM
Parisians will be called upon to vote on a possible ban on self-service scooters in the capital, on April 2, 2023, during a consultation, announced Anne Hidalgo.
This weekend, in an article in Parisianthe mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgoannounced its desire to organize a consultation around the future of self-service electric scooters in the capital. If her wish is to put an end to their presence, she recognizes that “the subject is very divisive” and prefers to consult its constituents on the matter, indicating that it “would respect the vote of the Parisians, even if it is contrary“. The vote will therefore be organized on Sunday, April 2, 2023and accessible to all Parisians registered in the election files.
Of course, there is no question of putting an end to scooters in Paris, but only those in “free-floating“, which can be borrowed by all. The mayor of Paris believes that “vsI’m not green” and “the employees of these companies are not properly protected“. In 2022, 400,000 unique users per month used the 15,000 self-service scooters in the capital, convenient to avoid public transport, but often judged “too dangerous” and “not sufficiently supervised” by the Parisians.
The contracts with three operators (Dott, Lime and TIER) present in Paris, which expire in March, may not be renewed. However, the town hall indicates that they will be extended until this summerpending the outcome of the citizens’ vote.
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