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May 30, 2018

Budapest’s 5th district bans Segways, e-scooters, electric bikes and other electronic transport devices, as well as “beer bikes” from pedestrian zones

The ban will come into effect in mid-June and will cover pedestrian zones owned by the council

Budapest’s 5th district is set to ban Segways, e-scooters, electric bikes and other electronic transport devices, as well as “beer bikes” from pedestrian zones.

According to reports, the ban will come into effect in mid-June and will cover pedestrian zones owned by the council.

MTI states that lots of complaints have been made in downtown Budapest regarding the hazards created by the devices that speed along pavements.

The local council said in a statement that beer bikes are also unsuitable for pedestrian areas due to their size.

Users will have to pick up and refrain from using their electronic transport devices in pedestrian areas and parks or pay an on-the-spot fine of 50,000 HUF (155 EUR). The fine will increase to 150,000 HUF, if settled at a later date.

The local council has stipulated that firms renting out vehicles must inform customers of the ban before the public take possession of the device.