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Transport: Mobility Devices 1

The last few years have seen the advent of personal mobility devices, e-bikes or power-assisted bicycles and personal mobility aids (for those requiring mobility assistance). They became a huge hit with daily commuters and deliverymen. In the beginning, there was a fair amount of confusion and bit of getting used to all such users occupying the same shared space. In 2017 and 2018, more than two hundred accidents were reported and close to two hundred of them resulted in injuries, one fatal.

Transport: Mobility Devices 1

The last few years have seen the advent of personal mobility devices, e-bikes or power-assisted bicycles and personal mobility aids (for those requiring mobility assistance). They became a huge hit with daily commuters and deliverymen. In the beginning, there was a fair amount of confusion and bit of getting used to all such users occupying the same shared space. In 2017 and 2018, more than two hundred accidents were reported and close to two hundred of them resulted in injuries, one fatal.

comments (9)

Deux cents accidents, c'est énorme !
Ayush Basu: And I am sure those are not the last ones!
  • Ray
  • Germany
  • 14 Sep 2019, 00:19
There are more variations coming, so I expect the footpath confusion has a way to run still!

A good illustration of you narrative, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I have to admit I routinely encounter them in Singapore and the majority of them seem to be accelerating/decelerating inconsistently, making it difficult to predict their movements, Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Sep 2019, 06:37
It's universal Ayush, we get them here too
Ayush Basu: I do not mind them if they are at reasonable and consistent speeds, Chris.
These electric scooters are not legal on roads or pavements here
Ayush Basu: I imagine they can be fun, but I did not expect them to take over people's lives to that extent, Bill.
As Bill says these are illegal here for use on public footpaths and highways but still people ignore that and accidents have been know to happen.
Ayush Basu: I imagine they can be fun, but I did not expect them to take over people's lives to that extent, Bill.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 14 Sep 2019, 18:58
love this candid street scene
Ayush Basu: I spotted the boy from some way off and wanted to include him, Sherri.
i like the way you framed the boy on the kick scooter in front of the cycle shop Ayush....petersmile
Ayush Basu: I was a bit lucky with my timing, Peter.
Yes, they aren't yet allowed here, Ayush - and I hope they never are!
Ayush Basu: I imagine they can be fun, but I did not expect them to take over people's lives to that extent, Tom.
Soon we will lose the need / ability to walk, with these and driverless cars etc.
Ayush Basu: The trend seems to be headed that way indeed, Martin.

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