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In Nice, Cityscoot self-service scooters will soon be replaced by those of the Yego company


A new operator has been chosen by the metropolis of Nice for the commissioning of car-sharing two-wheelers in three towns on the Côte d'Azur.

Le Figaro Nice

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Five years ago, self-service scooters appeared on the roads of Nice.

The Cityscoot company had been selected by the metropolis to provide this means of transport in the fifth city of France and to extend it to Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Cagnes-sur-Mer.

A first outside the Paris region for the company, also present in Italy, Milan and Turin.

But during the call for expressions of interest opened in March, she was not selected to renew her mandate.

The Yego company will replace it with an equivalent fleet.

The outcome of the competition was favorable to him.

His scooters in a vintage style are already present in several major French cities, such as Paris, Toulouse and Bordeaux.

They are also present in Spain in Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Seville and Malaga.

The company convinced Nice and the two-wheelers will therefore take place on the shores of the Mediterranean before this summer and after the vote of the deliberation at the municipal council on March 30.

The next day, the 500 “Cityscoots” will have disappeared, repatriated to the Paris region.

Read alsoBikes, scooters and electric scooters: self-service la dolce vita in Paris

“An auction royalty system”

This choice fell to

“60% on technical criteria and 40% on a financial aspect”

, specifies Gaël Nofri, deputy for Transport.

The Cityscoot company explained that it could not follow the amount proposed by its competitor, according to it

"unreasonable for the sustainability of the sector"


She denounces

"an auction fee system"

that is harmful to her future.


and actor was more generous and but he agrees not to be profitable.

It is impossible to be in this configuration

, said the Cityscoot teams.

If this approach is generalized, there will be no more players of this type in the coming years.”

Their vehicles were used by 30,000 subscribers from Nice and more than 2 million journeys were recorded.

Yego advanced 135,000 euros to set up in Nice in the face of the insufficient 80,000 euros from Cityscoot, which had originally paid 120,000 euros when it arrived in 2018.

After five years of operation, the company declared itself still not to be profitable.

Yego will deploy 700 scooters across the city, which is 200 more.

This new company has also provided guarantees to fight against anarchic parking, on which the metropolis has wanted to be very demanding.

Unlike the capital, the city of the Riviera does not have its own parking areas to drop off self-service scooters.

A photo of the place where the vehicle will have been deposited will have to be taken by the users of Nice and a bonus-malus system will be introduced.

Source: lefigaro

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