The Paris police prefect on Thursday issued an order banning until July 31 the circulation of electric scooters at night on part of the avenue des Champs-Élysées, in order to fight against “an anarchic occupation of public space by groups of individuals making dangerous use of electric scooters ”.
Since June, the phenomenon of laughing gas scooter rodeos has gradually invaded the sidewalks of the most beautiful avenue in the world.
The circulation of scooters prohibited between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
To fight against this tendency, the decree, valid from Thursday until July 31, prohibits the circulation of electric scooters between “22h00 and 06h00” between “the roundabout of the Champs-Élysées and the place Charles-de -Gaulle included ”.
“Additional” police officers will also be mobilized “in order to increase the number of road checks” and ensure compliance with the law governing the sale of nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas”, adds the prefecture.
The Paris city hall threatened on Tuesday the three private operators of self-service electric scooters operating in the capital not to renew their contract if they do not make progress on the speed limit and parking.
In mid-June, a 32-year-old Italian woman died after being struck by an electric scooter on a pedestrian alley along the Seine.