Oslo takes a bunch of scooters off the streets
Oslo is significantly reducing the number of kickscooters in the city – from nearly 25,000 to 8,000, and is bringing in a nighttime ban between 11 pm and 5 am. Mobility companies Tier, Voi, and Ryde appealed against the decision at court but were unsuccessful.
Tier, Voi, and Ryde took Oslo Municipality to court over the maximum limit of 8,000 scooters to appeal the new decision. After the court found the regulation acceptable, the new maximum limit applies from Friday this week. Each company will now be able to have 667 scooters in operation in Oslo.
“The maximum was set without sufficient assessment or justification and introduced without any kind of limitation on the number of companies. It will affect our users and create challenges,” Voi’s Norwegian manager Christina Moe Gjerde said in connection with the lawsuit.