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Dear @EU_Commission would you mind taking a look at the situation wrt small electric scooters? While most countries classify them similar to e-bicycles (as in no insurance or license plate needed), Germany plans to regulate them in the most complicated way. Why not EU-wide rules?
The proposed german #EKFV demands national certification as motor vehicle, insurance, an insurance plate, max speed of 20 km/h, max 500W while Austria says 25 km/h, 600W and same rules as electric bicycles.
It seems that we will not be able in Germany to legally ride e-scooters that can be bought and are perfectly legal to ride in other countries. From a competitive perspective an IMHO absurd situation in the Single Market.
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1/ OK let's talk some @BirdRide TLV statistics.
2/ I’m a huge fan of @BirdRide and dockless scooter-sharing in general. I once heard @noam say that regulation gaps are the best place for disruption, and I think that Bird is a prime example for that.

Wondering about the numbers of their TLV launch, I decided to go birdwatching
3/ Unfortunately, Bird doesn’t have a public API yet. However, because their internal API wasn’t so carefully protected, many external services started collecting the scooters location data (mostly to serve the growing chargers community).
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THE MOBILITY WARS - A look back in time
The bicycle shows the hill you must climb
History doesn’t repeat but it rhymes
A lesson for Birds, Skips, Razors and Limes

- A Historical Thread
Long before electric scooters began invading U.S. cities, the bicycle struck fear in the hearts of urban and rural dwellers, beginning a social and legal transportation battle that would play out over decades.
Proto-electric scooters also existed nearly a century ago but didn’t achieve mass appeal – due in some part to technical limitations, path dependence and the fact that a catchy marketing term like #Micromobility hadn't yet been coined.

h/t @SafeSelfDrive
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Kicking off my #aashtoAM tweeting with a few relevant tweets from #WalkBikePlaces below. And really, you should just go look at that whole thread if you work in transportation.
Taking @RelayBikeShare in Atlanta bike infrastructure. Raised path an interesting experience--I like it. Celebratory 100-mile marker a nice touch--recognizes progress. #AASHTOam #infrastructure #BIKES TO #bikeshare
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