Prime.Bike, Bolt to launch scooter rental service in central Tallinn ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Scooters in Tallinn outside the National Library.
Scooters in Tallinn outside the National Library. Source: Helen Wright/ ERR

Prime.Bike OÜ launched an electric scooter rental service in central Tallinn on Monday and Bolt Operations OÜ will restart their scheme this week, municipal authorities said on Monday.

Acting elder of the city district Anu Aus said in a press release: "The government of the city district of Central Tallinn has by now concluded agreements with three companies from whom electric scooters can be rented on land belonging to the city this season.

"Last week, provision of the service was begun in collaboration with the city district by Comodule OÜ, which is operating under the Tuul brand,"

On Monday, Prime.Bike OÜ rolled out its scooters under the Bird brand in Tallinn. 

In accordance with the agreements, the city district government will allow the operators to use the same sites as last year.

Comodule wishes to use 21 slots, Prime.Bike 18 slots, and Bolt will be using 14 slots, measuring 1.3 square meters each. 

The electric scooters will be available to rent from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., after which they will be removed from public space for the night for recharging.

The operators are obliged to disinfect the surfaces of the scooters touched by users before putting the scooters on the streets in the morning and inform users that only people at least 16 years old can use the scooters.

The maximum permitted speed of electric scooters is 20 kmh in general, up to 25 kmh on Reidi Road and up to 15 kmh in the heritage conservation area of the Old City of Tallinn.

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