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  • London commuters are ditching the tube and bus is for an alternative that will generally be illegal.

  • Since the pandemic began, increasing numbers have been turning to e scooters costing $400 upwards.

  • They have a top speed of around 15 miles an hour.

  • Erica Close works in the city and is an sq to convert.

  • Why not join the bandwagon like everybody else and become eco friendly as well and be able to be safe?

  • I just don't like to be on top of people in the tubes, because when I go to work, I work in the city, Andre, and it does get pretty crowded in the tubes when you hit to work in the morning.

  • But there are challenges for the E scooter revolution.

  • Unless it's rented and is part of a government trial.

  • It's illegal to ride one on a public road, and questions remain about how to regulate motorized scooters, where the people would need a driving license and how they're insured.

  • Transport Minister Grant Shapps in May brought forward trials of rental e scooters in London to next spring.

  • Scooter retailer Harvey Malik believes the trend is here to stay obviously curve in 19 being a huge factor for why it is kind of grown massively, Um, but people don't want that face to face contact again.

  • Like I said, they just they just want to, like, stay away from everyone rather transport and so on.

  • Scooters, electric bikes.

  • They're all amazing ways of doing this.

  • Around 30 trials are already underway in other parts of the country.

  • On the results will help inform a decision on whether and how e scooters might be legalized on roads.

  • Some in the E scooter trade say the government is moving too slowly on the issue.

  • Their popularity is rising elsewhere to Paris last year imposed restrictions, though with fines for driving them on the pavement or parking them in doorways.

  • After two deaths and scores of injuries, residents have become increasingly vocal against these scooters.

London commuters are ditching the tube and bus is for an alternative that will generally be illegal.

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E-scooters take off in COVID-hit London

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/22
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