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Four out of ten stockholmers like elsparkcyklar

Among the younger, 18-34 years, 57% to elskotrarna is a good means of transportation. But among those who have reached the age of 65 is almost 70 per cent negative.

" I am surprised and pleased that 40 percent are already positive, and even more among younger people and students. Elskotrarna is a relatively new feature in the stockholm traffic, hills, we a year so they were not so common, " says Chamber of commerce ceo Andreas Hatzigeorgiou.

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" Yes, I take them quite often. I really see that they have a potential as a complement to other modes of transport.

– There are of course risks, but they have a maximum speed of 20 km/h and it is relatively easy to come up with a regular bike, " says Andreas Hatzigeorgiou.

Elskotrarna stands at different places in the city, travelers looking them up with the help of an app and gps and pay per minute. There are no special stations.

" We at the Chamber of commerce think it is important that we are open for new technical solutions. But there are downsides that we need to address, they are put in inappropriate places and are, for example, in the way of disabled people. We must discuss the different types of solutions, " says Andreas Hatzigeorgiou.

the traffic of about 2,000 elsparkcyklar that some companies put out on the streets of Stockholm. Companies Voi and Lime, have announced that they will expand their operations to the spring and put out more elsparkcyklar. In addition, two additional elskoterföretag to establish themselves.

Trafikborgarrådet Daniel Helldén (MP) had earlier in the year a meeting with representatives of elskoterföretagen.

" We discussed that you should not have to ask elsparkcyklarna freely in certain places in the town, for example, in the city where they are moving many people. We also talked about making it a bit cheaper for the users who are set back elsparkcyklarna in the right place, as some sort of incentive, " said Daniel Helldén to the DN then.

the urge politicians not to be too meddlesome.

– rashly to venture into the regulation could stifle innovation. I believe more in credits and carrots, to the operators control and encourages those who ride the electric snowmobile to park in the appropriate places, " he says.

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