Brussels brings in stricter rules for shared scooters and bikes
Stricter regulations for shared scooters and bikes will apply in Brussels from 1 February. The number of scooters will drop from 20,000 to 8,000 and vehicles can only be parked in designated zones.
Last summer, the region approved a decree for better regulation of shared mobility in the capital. The aim was to limit the number of providers and vehicles and to prohibit parking outside designated areas, known as drop zones, to limit obstruction of pavements.
Under the new regulations, users can longer lock their vehicle at the end of their journey outside a drop zone. They will continue to be charged until the vehicle is locked in a designated parking area. Brussels Mobility and the Brussels municipalities have set up more than 1,300 parking areas, with 200 more planned for the coming weeks.
Following a public tender, the 8,000 kick scooters will be operated by Bolt and Dott, 7,500 bikes by Bolt, Dott and Voi, 600 mopeds by Felyx and GO Sharing, and 300 cargo bikes by Tier and Pony.
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