The government is ready to change the rules for the use of scooters on the street. The novelty could come with an amendment to the Milleproroghe decree, now being examined by Parliament. This was announced by the undersecretary for transport, Roberto Traversi during an initiative organized by the two-wheel industrialists who asked for a new regulation, which differentiates scooters from bicycles, "before the phenomenon gets out of control".
"An amendment will be presented" to the Milleproroghe decree - said Traversi - "to then go on to define a clearer rule on the topic of micro mobility". This would surpass the 2019 Budget Law norm which equates the scooter to bicycles and which, according to Traversi, "was a step backwards and undermined what good Toninelli had done".
The intention is therefore to resume the path of experimentation started by the former Minister of Transport last June, to then share the results with interested parties, such as the Municipalities and the Ancma. However, the first signatory of the amendment introduced with the latest budget maneuver, Eugenio Comincini of Italia Viva, does not like the announcement: "if this line were confirmed by the facts - he says - it would be a sensational reverse that would crush the expectations of citizens and investors and would slap Parliament. "
The two-wheelers, on the other hand, have always expressed doubts about the equation between the two vehicles in the belief that the scooter is not like the bike. For the president of Confindustria Ancma, Paolo Magri, "new mobility tools, such as electric scooters, offer effective solutions to the need for mobility, just like two wheels. But they require specific attention to the rules of use and the consequences in security terms. " We need "certain and homogeneous rules aimed at correct and safe circulation" also claims Anci Lombardia. Meanwhile, the annual "Focus 2R" report of the ANCMA testifies "a boom" of two-wheeled mobility in Italian cities with a growing attention by the Municipalities on the use of cycles and motorcycles especially in the direction of electricity and sharing.
These forms of alternative mobility can "offer alternative solutions" to reduce traffic congestion, notes the Association of Lombard Municipalities. According to the report, the cycle paths increase in Italian cities (+ 15% on 2015) and the "zone 30", while the phenomenon of scooter sharing is still limited in Milan, Rome and Turin, which has "a strong propensity for growth" .