Paris’ Failed Romance With Scooters Is a Warning

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Paris will ban hired e-scooters due to safety concerns and the sometimes careless use of the vehicles. The ban follows a successful referendum, although some argue that tougher regulation would have been a more ideal solution. While the ban will result in job losses, it is hoped that these jobs will shift to e-bike businesses instead. The ban highlights some of the contradictions associated with Paris’s urban transformation under Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

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