How the e-scooter ban has changed mobility in Paris

While safety fears had been cited as a reason to ban e-scooters, it was more the perception of danger that influenced this, according to Natalia Ciciarello, Shared Mobility Manager, City of Paris.

“Statistically, there were not many accidents because of these [shared] e-scooters, but we had a lot of people say to the city that there was a feeling of insecurity around how they were being used, and this was quite important.”

Private e-scooters are still allowed in the French capital, with many using the devices on a daily basis for leisure or commuting but Ciciarello noted there were differences between those who had used the shared scooters and those who own one.

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