E-scooters soon to be unwelcome on Swedish pavements

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E-scooters are soon to be banned from Swedish pavements, the government announced in Stockholm on Thursday. The ban will come into force on September 1. Those who violate it can be ordered to pay a fine, the government said. “Electric scooters driving fast on pavements have been a big problem in many places. Now it will stop,” said Infrastructure Minister Tomas Eneroth. Together with a ban on parking e-scooters on pavements and cycle paths, this will improve accessibility and safety for all passers-by. Ultimately, the same rules will apply to e-scooters in Sweden as to bicycles and e-bikes. El…

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