Electric scooter manufacturer Comodule OÜ, which entered into an agreement with the Lasnamäe city district government in Tallinn, is to install four rental points in the city district from Tuesday.
"Last year, Ülemiste City was the only place in our district where scooters could only be rented, but for a district with almost 120,000 inhabitants, this is definitely not enough," city district elder Vladimir Svet said in a press release.
"When concluding the contract, we have given priority to the safety of users and fellow road users, especially pedestrians. There is a speed limit of 20 kilometers per hour for electric scooters available for rent. The minimum age of the user is also limited to 16 years," Svet added.
"We hope that these restrictions, combined with other contractual obligations, will help mitigate the risks associated with the use of scooters and make them part of our daily traffic," he said.
In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the lessor of the scooters is obliged to disinfect the contact surfaces of the scooters before placing them at the rental points.
The electric scooters can be rented from rental points by the entrance of the city district government building at 54 Pallasti Street, opposite the Tallinn School of Service at 5 Majaka Street, by the entrance of the Lasnamäe Sports Complex at 5 Pae Street and by the Grossi grocery store at 28 Majaka Street.
If the interest in renting electric scooters is high, the city district government is prepared to open new rental points in other settlements in Lasnamäe. The agreement between Comodule OÜ and the city district government has been concluded until December 1, 2020.
In order to use a scooter, people need to download the Tuul app and register.
Editor: Anders Nõmm