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E-scooters on sidewalks: countries have concerns

In the provinces, there are concerns against the Plan by Minister of transport, Scheuer, E-Scooter to ride on the sidewalk. The transport Committee of the Federal Council saw the scooter on the bike path.

in May, the electric scooters do not come now, but on the sidewalk. In the transport Committee of the Federal Council, a majority of countries voted against the Plan by Federal transport Minister Andreas Scheuer. The representatives of several provinces said the ARD-capital Studio.

Instead of sidewalks to ride the electric scooters on cycle paths. In the run-up to various politicians and organizations security, had expressed concerns. The E-scooters are barely audible, and from the point of view of critics, therefore, particularly dangerous for pedestrians.

In many countries, include E-Scooter for the daily life, for example, in the United States.

debate over the minimum age

A final decision has not yet been made. The Committee could only make a recommendation. 17. In may, the Federal Council is expected to vote in plenary on Scheuers plans. The majority of conditions could be different than it is today in the Committee, in which each state had one vote. In the case of the large voting population of countries with strong economies have more weight.

After Scheuers plans should be able electric scooter with a speed of less than twelve kilometres per hour on the sidewalk. Controversial E is also from what age is Scooter allowed to be. The Federal transport Ministry intends to allow the slower models for twelve-year-old, in the Federal Council a minimum age of 15 years will be discussed.

supporters hope the electric scooters a contribution to the mobility of the future. They are to be used, for example, on the so-called last mile, approximately, on the way from the bus stop to the office.

the electro-scooter on the sidewalk?
David Zajonz, ARD Berlin
30.04.2019 16:03 PM

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