The way people ride e-scooters in Poland is set to change after the Polish Government published its 1st draft of legislation on e-scooter use.
According to the new proposals, so called “personal transport devices” (e.g. e-scooters, e-skateboards etc) will be classed similarly to bicycles.
That means that anyone riding an e-scooter will have to use cycle lanes or roads. It is only when the road speed limit is above 30 km/h that you can take to the pavement.
The legislation will also cap the maximum speed of e-scooters at 25 km/h. The use of a helmet will be recommended but not mandatory.
Another part of the legislation bans children under the age of ten from using e-scooters – even when they are accompanied by an adult. Meanwhile children and teenagers between the age of 10 and 18 will have to have a bicycle card in order to use an e-scooter.
On top of that, the Polish Government want to prohibit the parking of e-scooters at public transport stops, on roads, bicycle lanes and other places where they could hinder vehicle or pedestrian traffic.