Region: Berlin
Traffic & transportation

Regulate the Responsible Use of e-Scooters in Berlin

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Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin
19 14 in Berlin
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  1. Launched August 2022
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While e-scooters can be valuable in combatting traffic and harmful emissions, their unrestricted use has the following unwanted effects:

  • Discouraging citizens from the benefits of exercise (walking & cycling)
  • Reckless use endangering the elderly, children and pets on public sidewalks

To discourage reckless use of e-scooters and to focus their use on combatting harmful emissions, we propose one or both of the following restrictions:

  • Permit use of e-scooters only for those with a valid driving license
  • Set a minimum age limit for users of e-scooters, validated via government-issued ID

Reason

Easily available, alternative transportation boosts quality of life in any city, but if any mode of transit comes at the expense of citizen safety and happiness, there’s a net loss. If we want to move quickly towards a low or zero-carbon transportation future, we must make that future clearly and undeniably attractive to all city residents. Reckless use of e-scooters/rollers increasingly makes life in Berlin annoying and even dangerous — but we have the collective power to choose differently.

Relevant links:

https://www.wired.com/story/escooters-accidents-europe/

https://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/113906/an-e-scooter-rider-ends-up-in-the-emergency-room-each-week

https://www.wantedinmilan.com/news/italy-debates-electric-scooter-safety-after-teen-death.html

https://www.eltis.org/in-brief/news/oslo-adopts-restrictions-e-scooters

https://www.bz-berlin.de/berlin/stadtplaner-e-roller-stehen-immer-im-weg-sie-werden-ein-aergernis-fuer-fussgaenger

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on 01 Sep 2022

Increasing walking areas should always matter. Cars are the biggest threat but then this.

on 29 Aug 2022

Was mich stört: - wie mit diesen Rollern umgegangen wird - wo diese einfach abgestellt werden und damit (vermeidbare) Behinderungen entstehen - es muss fest definierte Abstellbereiche geben! - Hersteller bzw. Besitzer und Betreiber ziehen weder ihre Nutzer bei Fehlverhalten zur Rechenschaft, noch werden sie selbst von Land/Kommune/Stadt zur Verantwortung gezogen - die Öko-Bilanz ist durch die Herstellung/den Einsatz der Akkus und der Behandlung der Fahrzeuge weit weniger positiv als zuvor propagiert/angenommen Dies muss sich insgesamt ändern!

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on 29 Aug 2022

Diese Roller sind nicht nur gefährlich für die Fahrer und Fußgänger, sondern sie sind auch viel umweltschädlicher, als behauptet wird. Man denke alleine an die Ressourcen, die dafür verschwendet werden. Gleiches gilt natürlich auch für E-Räder und -Autos. So weit scheint jedoch niemand zu denken. Diese Fahrzeuge gehören abgeschafft!

on 22 Aug 2022

I have been in a bicycle accident caused by an electric scooter.

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