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Requests the Minister of Transport to ensure that e-scooter legislation is thoroughly considered and passed

Eamon Ryan Transport has written a letter calling on many e-scooter and e-bike operators, potential operators and mobility platforms to confirm the proposed legislation, including Ireland’s lead ride hailing app and multi-mobility provider FREENOW. I sent it to the minister. Electric scooters will receive thorough consideration and passage over the next few weeks.

The government program issued last year included a government pledge to “legalize electric scooters and electric bicycles.” And on February 1, this year, the government approved the drafting of a bill that would enable regulation. One of the main provisions of the Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Bill is to legislate the use of electric scooters, which will ultimately make them legal and safe to use in public places.

FREE NOW is an electric scooter for passengers from late summer to early autumn.

They are calling on the government to “commit to a timeline to implement this important law.” In the attached letter, they also said: “We believe it is important to prioritize and finalize the law as soon as possible to ensure that all relevant processes are carried out to ensure the deployment of scooters in late summer / early autumn. Months. “

June 10, 2021

Kildare Street Transport Authority Amon Ryan TD Minister

Dublin 2

Dear Minister

We are writing to you as a group of e-scooter and e-bike operators, potential operators and mobility platforms. We all strongly support the government’s work to legislate electric scooters as part of the Road Traffic (Other) Bill.

I was happy to see it included in the summer legislative program. Our request is to ensure that the bill undergoes full review and passage over the next few weeks to ensure that passengers can enjoy the benefits of electric scooters in the summer and fall. Multi-modality is a very important factor in our resumption and ensures that people have access to the various transportation options available. We urge the government to promise a timeline to implement this important law.

Electric scooters have been found to be a safe and enjoyable mode of transportation. Many of the signatories of this letter have experience in other countries and understand that the safety of passengers and other road users must be a top priority. To ensure the deployment of scooters from late summer to early autumn, we believe it is important to prioritize the law and make a final decision as soon as possible to ensure that all relevant processes can be carried out.

As the pandemic nears its end, we are keen to continue to support a safe resumption. We are eager to work with governments, regulators and other stakeholders to ensure that scooters are a safe, reliable and enjoyable option for passengers.

Best regards,

FREE NOW Ireland, General Manager, Niall Carson

Fred Jones, General Manager, Northern Europe, TIER Mobility

Thomas O’Connell CEO and Founder Moby

Jack Samler, General Manager of the United Kingdom and Ireland, Voi

Will O’Brien, Vice President of Growth and Government Affairs Zipp Mobility

Zeus, Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Reilly

Spin, Europe Head, Felix Peterson


Requests the Minister of Transport to ensure that e-scooter legislation is thoroughly considered and passed

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