Up to Voi 10,000 e-scooter Weekly riders forces to switch elsewhere
p style=”background-image: initial;background-position: initial;background-size: initial;background-attachment: initial;border: 0px;margin: 0px 0px 12px;padding: 0px;vertical-align: baseline;font-family: ‘Open Sans’, sans-serif;color: #141414;line-height: 1.8″>The scheme was axed after the contract between Voi and Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) ceased on March 1. But firm bosses said operators need certainty on the “future of the industry” and “clarity” on legislation in the UK.
Critics argue that e-scooters allegedly led to a number of crashes or posed dangers by being ridden on pavements. While some users failed to wear helmets.
TfWM said there was a lack of clarity around national e-scooter legislation. While West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said it was vital authorities evaluated and learnt lessons before moving forward with future schemes.
It comes after 12-year-old Mustafa Nadeem died when an e-scooter he was riding on crashed with a bus on Belchers Lane, near McDonald’s, in the Bordesley Green area of Birmingham, on December 6, last year.