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Municipality of Barcelona, bans Segways from the city centre

Municipality of Barcelona, bans Segways from the city centre

The municipality of Barcelona, prohibits soon the use of Segways and bicycle taxis in the centre of the city.

Electric scooters and skateboards may not be used any longer in the village, reports El País.

The vehicles would often not according to the rules can be used, which leads to inconvenience and a lot of annoyance for residents. Persons who violate the law, can be a fine between 100 euro and 500 euro expect.

Owners of companies that the transport means rent, for example, in the form of a tour through the city, respond angrily to this decision. It is intended that the prohibition, at the end of August in operation, in the first instance, six months.

There will be a small route can be determined where the Segways (a self-balancing single means of transport that is controlled with the body) and other electric vehicles be allowed. The ban does not apply to residents of Barcelona, which is already in the possession of such an electric vehicle. Also electronic bicycles are still allowed.

Tourism

In 2016, visited 75 million tourists to the Spanish city. The number of tourists grows there is enormous. Was previously by the municipality already has a high penalty handed out to the verhuurplatform Airbnb because of its large offer of unregistered homes.

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