Public consultation to ban e-scooters in Paris


Parisians residents are asked on Sunday in a public consultation to clearly exprime option: “For or against self-service scooters?” The suggested ban to e-scooters comes after three people died and 459 were injured in accidents during 2022 and is supported by Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo. Some 1.6 million people are eligible to vote, including non-French EU residents of the city. Paris was a pioneer when it introduced e-scooters, or trottinettes, in 2018. The city hosts almost 15,000 e-scooters across its streets, operated by companies including Lime, Dott and Tier. Many people believe now they are too dangerous for security in circulation.


There are other people who will not accept the ban because they use e-scooters going to work or school. French transport minister, Clement Beaune, previously declared he expects a ban as the vote result. Operators of e-scooters are on the opposition to ban part. Three electric scooter rental companies in Paris try to persuade young riders to help save their businesses and hired prople for propaganda. hey are offering free round-trips on Sunday to those users who say they are voting.