Photos: Residents, tourists spotted testing e-scooters in Dubai

Photos by M. Sajjad & Shihab/Khaleej Times

Published on October 26, 2020 at 20.39

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai launched the trial phase of e-scooters in five areas on Monday,
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Starting Monday, October 26, a new e-scooter service is available for commuters in Dubai.
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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.
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The two-wheelers were banned in the country till late 2019 over reckless riding concerns.
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Road signages have been put in place to ensure that the scooters are used only on bicycle tracks
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The transport authority and the police have also reviewed other projects, including the construction of more cycling trucks and the ‘truck rest stops'
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epending on the success of the year-long trials, the RTA would introduce more areas where the scooters can be used
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It is mandatory for riders to wear helmets and masks. Some riders were also seen wearing bright green safety vests.
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