E-scooters get the green light to operate in the capital

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Abu Dhabi’s Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) has given the green light for electric scooters to be rented out and used in public places.

Under the new scheme, residents will be allowed to use e-scooters on pedestrian and cycle paths on the Corniche and Khalifa Street. However, they shouldn’t go faster than 20 kilometres per hour.

More locations could be added after a 12-month trial.

ITC hopes the move will lessen traffic congestion, promote sustainable transport and make public commute more cost-effective.

Companies interested in providing rental services must obtain a certificate and business licences from the government.

Meanwhile, in Dubai, scooter rentals are banned while their use is regulated.

In March Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) met with scooter firms to discuss the halt on operations while it introduces regulations.

An outcome on the talks has yet to be announced.

 

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