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New Legislation To Stop E-scooter Riders Using Pavements

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. 

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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