Local governments in the Americas introduce rules to make platforms accountable for the responsible use of personal mobility devices 23 September 19

Renting bicycles, e-bikes and scooters for short-distance urban journeys has become very widespread in recent years, with services offered by multiple commercial providers over mobile applications.

However, the usage of such services can raise concerns and some local governments have created new regulations to control and manage their use.

 

These regulatory frameworks make platforms accountable to take steps to prevent traffic accidents, the inappropriate parking of their devices and to ensure compliance with speed limits.

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