Madrid bans electric scooters from city’s sidewalks


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  • Thursday, 25 Oct 2018

People ride dock-free electric scooters Lime-S by California-based bicycle and scooter sharing service Lime, over a crosswalk in Madrid, Spain, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

MADRID: Madrid's government banned electric scooters from sidewalks on Oct 24 to both remove a threat to pedestrians and help regulate alternative transport technologies that have become more popular amid efforts to cut air pollution.

The new law echoes a regulation in France after companies such as Lime flooded European cities with thousands of e-scooters in recent months amid surging demand.

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