If the town hall wants to regulate the use of these two wheels, it is because they are now part of the urban landscape. A quarter of Parisians say they regularly use a scooter, according to a survey published Wednesday by Bolt, while the three operators point out that this sector represents 800 jobs in Paris.
Accidents are on the rise. According to figures provided by the police headquarters to AFP, personal motorized transport devices (EDPM), i.e. scooters, Segways, hoverboards or monowheels, caused 236 accidents in Paris in the first half, an increase of 52. % compared to 2021. In France, 24 people died in 2021 using EDPMs, a record.