In the face of the increase in scooter accidents, the mayor of Nice takes safety measures

Controls, fines and development of the Promenade des Anglais, here are the details of the actions taken by Christian Estrosi to regulate the circulation of scooters.

Scooters are increasingly becoming a part of the urban landscape. But this fast and flexible mode of transportation also causes serious clashes between pedestrians and drivers who are somewhat cautious.

The number of accidents related to the rotation of electric scooters increasing with 22 deaths in 2021 compared to 7 in 2020 and 6000 injuries annually in Paris, Lyon and Marseille.

Young Yan, 5 years old, dies He was hit by an electric scooter on June 29 At the Promenade des Anglais, it provoked agitation and then a political reaction.

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Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, explained why he has always been opposed to the creation of self-service scooter rental services in Nice: “E-scooters have become a danger in our cities ».

In the face of the difficulties caused by the expansion of electric scooters and its repercussions on the safety of pedestrians, The state is required to strengthen national regulations through two measures:

  • Enforce everywhere the registration of scooters and motorized bikes that can reach speeds of up to 25 km/h.
  • Allowing mayors to reserve bike paths for the exclusive use of bikes.

On Friday, July 8, the Mayor of Nice presented an action plan to protect Nice residents and visitors, with a schedule of security measures.

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Daily checks carried out by the municipal police, with 4 categories of fines according to the traffic law: €35, €135, €1500, €3750.

Additional securing of pedestrian crossings on the level of 3 pergolas located between Villa Massina and the Palais Mediterranean, with the installation of barriers that physically separate the bike path from the pedestrian area.

  • Redevelop and secure all forty crossings Pedestrians along the Corniche
  • Traffic lights installation Dedicated to bikes and scooters in the densest area between Gambetta and Sentinir. These lights will be red when pedestrians turn green.
  • Develop rumble strips Mechanically slowing down the speed of the two wheels when approaching pedestrian crossings, accompanied by signs on the ground “Calm down the speed” and paintings.
  • Repaint all pedestrian crossings and signage on the ground and walkways equipped with reflective or solar-powered systems, For lighting at night.

Christian Estrosi is also launching a study to measure travel patterns around the city.

Sales of electric scooters increased by 34% of volume in 2020, with 640,000 units sold in 2020.

theftConcrete measures to ensure that a walk on the Promenade des Anglais does not turn into a nightmare.

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