Abu Dhabi folks, we have good news! You can now rent your electric scooters to commute in Abu Dhabi without having to worry about petrol rates or adding to the carbon footprints!
What Is It?
The Integrated Transport Centre has announced that Abu Dhabi residents can now use e-scooters as a legal means of transport. Moreover, companies renting out scooters can also register with ITC and get the scooters rolling after they have acquired the necessary permits.
However, since the project is in its pilot phase, you will have to rent out your scooter from Corniche Street and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street only. But be careful! The usage of e-scooters is limited to designated areas that are away from the streets. After all, we do not want to be disrupting the traffic or endangering the pedestrians. The users will be using the paths designated for cyclists by the authorities and travel no faster than 15-20 kmph. Additionally, they will also be asked to register on an online app to scan QR codes to use the e-scooter.
Dread walking from your nearest bus station to your favorite mall? Well, this initiative aims to solve that for you. This project is an initiative to offer connection from public bus stations to malls and residences. In addition, the new transport system will also prove to be more cost-effective and easily accessible. ITC has advised the rentals to be nominal, in an attempt to make transportation smooth and affordable.
Dubai residents will have to wait longer for this to materialize, especially after the temporary ban on e-scooter earlier this year.So for now, Dubai residents will have to travel to Abu Dhabi to get an e-scooter ride!