Boom of shared electric scooters in Cattolica
In some days up to 900 rentals are reached
- September 27, 2019 09:30
- Monika Dimitrova
Every day an average of 350 electric scooters are rented in the Italian Municipality of Cattolica. Some days that number even spikes up to 900. So far no acceidents have been caused by electric vehicles. This is a result of the balance reached by Mayor Mariano Gennari in the first 50 days of experimentation of electric scooters. Gennari underlined that "Electric scooters are an opportunity in a town like Cattolica, which has one million and 800 thousand overnight stays in six square kilometers. The key word is sustainability. ”.
The "Electric Micromobility" Decree introduced by the local government provides: more routes for scooters with engines, segways (scooters with two parallel wheels), monowheels (single wheel) and hoverboards (platform with two wheels). In the pedestrian areas everyone can use all four types of vehicles, as long as they don't exceed 6 kilometers per hour. Scooters and segways can also be used on cycle-pedestrian paths, cycle paths and zones 30, but with limited speed of up to 20 kilometers per hour. Particular attention must be paid to the rules during the night: all vehicles must have a front light and a rear light and everyone using a scooter or segway will have to remember to wear bracers or retroreflective vests.
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