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Paris weighs e-scooter ban in global test for micromobility industry

By Annabelle Timsit

17 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Are e-scooters a climate-friendly innovation or a dangerous nuisance? Many Parisians believe the latter, and the city may ban them. The ramifications could be global. The Washington Post reports.

Wander through the streets of a major city in Europe or North America, and there is a good chance you'll eventually stumble upon a flock of brightly colored electric scooters, arranged in more or less orderly fashion, waiting for riders.

For some, e-scooters for rent are an eyesore, liable to cause accidents on and off the sidewalk. For others, they symbolize convenience, and are a welcome alternative to cars.

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