Poll: Should lawmakers ban e-scooters?

Dublin Chamber has called on officials to embrace the increasingly popular mode of transport.

By Conor McMahon Deputy editor, Fora

A FAVOURITE AMONG the tech elite, e-scooters have risen in popularity in recent times.

The mechanically propelled two-wheeled vehicles have become a common sight in urban areas, especially in Dublin, where local lawmakers have suggested the use of electric scooters on public roads is illegal and should be banned.

Some people have voiced concerns over the safety of e-scooters, while various state agencies have shared the view that operators of the vehicles require tax, insurance and a driving licence.

In a recent column published by Fora, Dublin Chamber’s Graeme McQueen made the case for why city officials should embrace e-scooters.

“The people are speaking with their feet: e-scooters are a mode of transport that’s both useful and wanted in Dublin,” McQueen wrote.

“Our challenge now, as a city and as a country, is to ensure that we’re able to react and properly integrate them into our society.”

With that in mind, we’re asking Fora readers this week: Should lawmakers ban e-scooters?