8 Feb 2020

NZTA testing new footpath markings to resolve e-scooter concerns

9:38 pm on 8 February 2020

The Transport Agency is designing new footpath markings to try to get around conflicts between pedestrians and the likes of e-scooters.


E-scooter. Photo: 123RF

It has begun surveying members of feedback panels before it tests the markings.

The markings might also cover bikes, e-bikes, wheelchairs, and roller-blades.

Pedestrians have been injured by e-scooters, and some lobbyists for disabled people and the elderly have been pushing for a footpath ban.

E-scooter injuries of all types cost the health system more than $1 million in the first year of hire operations.

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