Oslo to prohibit the rental of electric scooters between 11 PM and 5 AM from August

Electric scootersPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB
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The City Council of Oslo is stopping the use of electric scooters between 11 PM and 5 AM from August, NTB is informed. The local authorities also plan to reduce the number of scooters to 8,000.

In the original proposal, the use of electric scooters was supposed to be stopped at night between 1 AM and 5 AM. 

Last week, however, several doctors at Oslo University Hospital urged the Municipality to stop the use of the scooters as early as 11 PM.

The City Council ended up adopting the extended stop in an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday.

Industry decisions

Several e-scooter rental companies have already chosen to stop renting scooters at night on weekends. At the same time, Voi reduced the speed from 20 to 15 kilometers per hour from 11 PM to 4 AM. 

In Bergen, the Municipality has chosen to stop the use of the city’s electric scooters at night for the next three weekends. According to the newspaper Bergens Tidende, the closure applies from midnight to 5 AM.

Oslo is currently the European city with the most electric scooters per head. In the last three months alone, the number of scooters has increased by almost 25% to a total of 25,734, according to the Urban Environment Agency.

On Tuesday, Oslo’s City Council decided to impose a maximum limit of 8,000 electric scooters in the city, according to the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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