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Confrontation at the Ministry of transport : pedestrian E want to stop scooter with swimming noodles

On Thursday it comes to a Showdown on the sidewalk: proponents of electric scooters and boards want to fight for more space in the cities, pedestrians want to be in the way. The background of the planned approval of "small electric vehicles" in the spring of 2019. E-scooter between 12 and 20 km/h shall be allowed to drive on the wheel, and by derogation, also on sidewalks.

Against the "unnecessary over-regulation" for E-vehicles, the Alliance "Electric Empire wants to enter" on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Federal Ministry of transport. After that, the friends of the E-vehicles will want to roll to a ten-Kilometer-long demonstration ride through Berlin and to the General public, your concern advertise. Lars Zemke of "Electric Empire" appeased: "pedestrians do not have to worry, because we do not want at all on the sidewalk." On its Website, Electric Empire called "" until Tuesday, Allowing the use of E-vehicles on the sidewalk "step speed" and also the admission of smaller E-vehicles like E-Skateboards, and unicycles. The walkway requirement was retired now, you will be surprised about the Echo, Zemke, "if there are other ways, would not want to drive. Actually, you would have to take the place of the road, but this is difficult in Germany." Just for kids on slow hover Board, he wishes, in fact, an exception for the walkway, Zemke, "which have nothing to search for on the road".

The Federal Ministry of transport plans according to the "mirror" but a blanket special permit for E-Skateboards and hover boards under 12 km/h on the sidewalk. Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) wants to take pedestrians as "the last protected space", writes Roland Stimpel, spokesman of the pedestrians ' Association FOOT. "For the first Time, the engine should be allowed to vehicles on the pavements to ride. If this is once allowed, runs here in the future, everyone."

FOOT therefore calls together with representatives of seniors and the visually impaired to the E-scooters in the way. 12 PM pedestrian to noodles to you by the Federal Ministry of transport disability in the road with a Swimming "icon to block the access to the sidewalk", under the Motto "With swimming noodles against the bone crusher". The urban-friendly transport was not to be compromised "of toys for Hipsters and gehfaule tourists," said Stimpel. "Vehicles belong on the road, at no other place.“

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to order The right Jens Haffke of "Evolve Skateboards", a provider of Electric skateboards. "The slower Drive on the sidewalks, to the 11 or 12 km/h, in my opinion makes no sense," says Haffke, "because you can't commute with 12 km/h to work." When it comes to climate-friendly mobility must be made at least in wheel speed, "otherwise you can run the same". Haffke calls, therefore, for vehicles without steering, such as the E-Boards for speeds above 12 km/h. "We also want to be on the road and on bike paths, 20 km/h or more. Under 20 km/h, nobody wants to drive." He even think that Riding on sidewalks is also dangerous, "as we move in with pedestrians on a string".

In other countries have led to E-vehicles on sidewalks are already too many conflicts. In U.S. cities have been adopted, therefore, already sharp restrictions on, among other things, the number of vehicles in San Francisco will be limited. In August, a 90-year-old woman died in Barcelona in a collision with an E-scooter.

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