Madrid bans electric scooters from city’s sidewalks

  • TECH Premium
  • 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.

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Tech News

FTX chief says Bitcoin has no future as a payments network - Financial Times Premium
Ukraine’s key IT sector booming despite Russian invasion Premium
As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul Premium
Opinion: Bitcoin, NFTs, SPACs, meme stocks all those pandemic investment darlings are crashing Premium
Facebook whistleblower works to pass new Internet laws Premium
Apple testing iPhones that ditch Lightning ports in favour of USB-C Premium
Exclusive-Gaming gear provider Turtle Beach nears board deal with Donerail -sources Premium
A flurry of tech for furry friends Premium
S’pore authorities warn of ransomware in form of Windows OS update Premium
Italy prevents pro-Russian hacker attacks during Eurovision contest Premium

Others Also Read