Brussels implements limit of 8,000 shared e-scooters from February 2024
No more than 8,000 shared e-scooters will be allowed in the city of Brussels from 1 February 2024, Brussels Mobility reported on Friday, with Bolt and Dott as the only providers. There are currently more than 20,000 e-scooters in circulation in Brussels.
In addition, Bolt, Dott and Voi have been selected as providers of shared bikes (7,500 in total), Felyx and GO Sharing as providers of shared mopeds (900 in total) and TIER and Pony as providers of shared cargo bikes (300 in total).
This restriction is part of the city's plan to limit the disruption caused by shared e-scooters. Last summer, the Brussels government adopted a decree to improve the regulation of shared scooters and shared bikes in Brussels.
1,500 drop zones
The new regulations limit the number of operators and prohibit parking outside designated areas - so-called drop zones. Brussels Mobility and the municipalities have set up 1,000 drop zones, which should grow to a total of 1,500 drop zones in the coming weeks.
The regulation will come into force on 1 February 2024 in 11 Brussels municipalities. For the remaining eight municipalities, operators will use their GPS tracking system to limit parking to locations chosen by the local authorities.
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