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After countless complaints and accidents with e-scooters: Copenhagen is taking radical measures

2020-10-09T13:57:26.202Z

In Copenhagen there has recently been more and more anger about e-scooters. Now Denmark's capital has pulled the emergency brake.



In Copenhagen there has recently been more and more anger about e-scooters.

Now Denmark's capital has pulled the emergency brake.

Copenhagen - Denmark's capital

Copenhagen is

banning electric

scooters

from the center.

"Unfortunately we have huge problems with these electric scooters," said city council member

Rune Dybvad

on Friday on the Danish television channel

TV2

.

From January 1, most parts of Copenhagen will no longer be allowed to rent or park an e-scooter, the environmental

agency

said in response

to an

AFP

request.

The city council has yet to agree.

E-Scooter: Copenhagen pulls the emergency brake - "extremely difficult" for older passers-by

Dybvad said that e-scooters lying around are "extremely difficult" for older passers-by.

According to press reports, there were around 300 accidents in Copenhagen last year in which an

e-scooter was

involved.

Scooter parking is already prohibited

in the old town of

Copenhagen

and neighboring areas.

After the initial enthusiasm, many cities have again restricted the use of electric scooters, which are particularly popular with tourists.

In Germany and France, for example, it is forbidden to drive it on the sidewalk.

In

Montréal

, the scooters were banned from the city center again after a test phase.

(

AFP

)

Source: merkur

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