Photos: Residents, tourists spotted testing e-scooters in Dubai
Published on October 26, 2020 at 20.39
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai launched the trial phase of e-scooters in five areas on Monday,
Starting Monday, October 26, a new e-scooter service is available for commuters in Dubai.
E-scooters are avaiable in five zones: At the Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai Internet City, 2nd of December St, Al Rigga, and Jumeirah Lake Towers.
The two-wheelers were banned in the country till late 2019 over reckless riding concerns.
Road signages have been put in place to ensure that the scooters are used only on bicycle tracks
The transport authority and the police have also reviewed other projects, including the construction of more cycling trucks and the ‘truck rest stops'
epending on the success of the year-long trials, the RTA would introduce more areas where the scooters can be used
It is mandatory for riders to wear helmets and masks. Some riders were also seen wearing bright green safety vests.