Two German cities place ban on electric scooters in public transport

The German cities of Düsseldorf and Duisburg are moving to ban electric scooters in public transport. The ban is to kick off in March.

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In Düsseldorf and Duisburg, the public transport companies Rheinbahn and DVG are banning the use of electric scooters on buses and trains from 1 March. The background to the ban is a recommendation by the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV), which “numerous other transport companies” have followed. It is not yet known which of these are Rheinbahn and DVG.

The VDV operations committee has dealt intensively with the issue due to several fires involving electric pedal scooters in public transport in other European countries and does not recommend the use of electric pedal scooters as a matter of principle

In Spain, a similar decision was made late last year, with Madrid leading the charge, but a temporary ban in Barcelona and a rush hour ban in Seville. Bans on the use of electric scooters were also imposed in Hamburg and London., (both in German)


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