Recently, electric scooters were banned in Paris, the capital of France. Now, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) has announced that it has taken new steps in this area.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) has now shared its new decisions for electric scooters banned in Paris, the capital of France. Within the scope of the decisions taken, it is aimed to facilitate the use of scooters in the city and at the same time to eliminate the irregularities they create.
Details of New e-scooter Arrangement in Istanbul
According to the arrangement shared by Buğra Gökce, Deputy Secretary General of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and General Manager of IETT, scooter parking areas will be established in Istanbul. It is stated that 1500 parking spaces will be opened within the scope of the decision. While the locations of these parks will be determined by the district municipalities, the operators will also contribute to their construction. It was stated that the opening fee, which corresponds to a 10-15 percent discount, will not be collected from the users who park in the parking areas.
In addition, city centers with heavy pedestrian traffic will be defined as “sensitive areas” and the speed limit will be set as 12.5 km/h in these regions. Users will be trained by operators every 2 months. Mobile applications of operators will be integrated with IstanbulKart. In the process, solutions will be developed to ensure full integration with public transportation.
Buğra Gökce also announced that the E-Skuter Commission will be established. With this commission, district municipalities, operators and administrative management will act in coordination. On the other hand, with a referendum held in Paris, the capital of France, last Sunday, it was requested that e-scooters be banned.