Why allowing eScooters in our cities will do more good than harm?
Posted 24th February 2020. Category: General.
The rise of micro-mobility based vehicles has been appropriately documented over the last few years across the world. These micro-mobility companies are majorly focussed on providing consumers with convenient options for last-mile transportation.
So far, these e-scooters have widely been accepted by users in countries like Australia, US and European countries.
How badly do cities want e-scooters or other micro-mobility solutions?
Although this question may sound objective, however, many of the major cities wherein the e-scooters have been launched are widely accepting the recent change in the way of riding. The city dwellers believe that with the launch of e-mobility vehicles like e-scooters and bikes, travelling has become cheaper, convenient and also alleviates the traffic congestion during the peak hours.
How will cities handle parking issues?
All the major e-mobility companies are working their way out with the officials to provide electronic geo zones which allows the riders to ride safely.
How are cities handling the safety of riders?
The city officials have made it mandatory for the riders to be over 18 years of age before they are allowed to drive these vehicles. All the riders are supposed to hold a valid license and should be sober before driving. These regulations ensure that only responsible riders can ride the e-scooters across the streets. They also have to wear helmets while riding. Hence, once the riders learn to ride it correctly, they can ensure the safety of themselves as well as fellow riders while riding it.
The authorities in the transportation department are taking the help of transportation data companies to analyze and track these vehicles and their current status. This act ensures better security and safety for the city dwellers.
WalkSmart recommends that you check your local state laws and regulations in relation to using electric scooters in public locations, roads and footpaths. Laws vary state by state and therefore may limit use to private locations only. Each local body is reviewing public electric scooter use, so we expect it to be regulated, but legal in all states within the short term. Feel free to contact WalkSmart if you have any further queries.