France in focus

France gets up to speed with e-scooters

This week we're focusing on France's beef with electric scooters. These so-called free-floating vehicles first appeared on Parisian streets during the summer of 2018. Exactly a year on, the fleet has grown exponentially, just like the number of users... but also detractors. We take a closer look at this childlike means of transportation, which comes with a number of safety and courtesy issues that seem to have taken Paris city officials by surprise.