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End of an era! Renting e-kick scooters to be banned in Malta from March 2024
A new cycling strategy is set to be introduced.

Emma Galea

As from March 1st of 2024, the process of renting e-kick scooters in Malta will officially be banned.

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Those who privately own their scooters will still be able to keep and make use of it. The government still intends to introduce incentives to encourage individuals interested in using this mode of transportation to own their own e-kick scooters. This initiative aims to promote responsible e-kick scooter usage and reduce inconvenience for communities and people.

The government has stated that “despite increased enforcement and fines, communities have continued to endure the disturbances caused by rented e-kick scooters”.

A new national cycling strategy has now been published for public consultation and will be finalised by 2024. It aims to achieve objectives such as a measurable modal shift from private vehicles to bicycles, an improvement in air quality, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a healthier lifestyle and a more liveable urban environment.

The measures presented cover a wide range of initiatives and are grouped into three main categories: infrastructure and bicycles, rules and safety, and information and awareness.

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Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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