Dubai: E-scooters now permitted in 10 districts, announces RTA
Free electrical mobility scooters permit authorizations will certainly be offered by the end of this month
Electric mobility scooters will certainly be permitted on choose biking tracks in 10 areas throughout Dubai beginning with Wednesday, April 13. The Roadways and also Transfer Authority (RTA) and also Dubai Cops claimed the step follows the “massive success” of the test procedure of e-scooters that began in October 2020.
Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and also chairman of the RTA, claimed: “The preliminary stage covers the Sheikh Mohammed container Rashid Blvd, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai Web City, Al Rigga, second of December Road, The Hand Jumeirah, and also City Stroll. It likewise covers risk-free roadways and also tracks within details areas at Al Qusais, Al Mankhool, and also Al Karama, along with 167-km lengthy tracks marked for bikes and also mobility scooters throughout Dubai, omitting those at Saih Assalam, Al Qudra and also Meydan.”
E-scooter services in the defined areas are limited to 4 firms; 2 global (Rate and also Lime) and also 2 neighborhood (Arnab and also Skurtt). The companies will certainly release “at the very least” 2,000 e-scooters, Al Tayer included.
In the test stage, the 4 drivers obtained a consumer complete satisfaction score “as high as 82 percent”.
The outcomes of the test procedure verified the viability of e-scooters as specific flexibility indicates for brief trips along with initial and also last-mile trips. “Regarding 500,000 trips were made up until completion of 2021,” claimed Al Tayer.
E-scooter license, car parking penalty
Totally free e-scooter permit authorizations will certainly be offered on the RTA web site by the end of this month. The procedure includes participating in training programs and also passing an on-line examination.
” Getting this license will be a requirement for allowing the riding of mobility scooters on risk-free roadways in the revealed locations. Nevertheless, owners of neighborhood and also global car driving permits are left out from acquiring such a license,” the RTA claimed.
Car park of the bike or electrical mobility scooter in non-designated areas in such a way that might block the activity of cars or pedestrians, or posture danger to roadway individuals, will certainly lead to a penalty of Dh200.