Rome is the eternal city and it has conquered and invaded countless times. It founded about 2800 years ago and each attack in Rome has left problems and scars throughout Rome. It ran from the Roman forum to the caves and the chariots were once raised. E-scooter launched to solve the traveling problem in Rome.
Modern issues have left the citizens with angry faces. They got fed up with the issues that often feel like not resolving. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it has faced many problems.
The current issues of the Italian cities comes from E-scooter. It was more than 14000 among all and many of the chariots block sidewalks, kill and unnerve the drivers.
Rental E-Scooter Were Introduced 3 Years Ago
Rental e-scooter were introduced 3 years ago because of public transport alternatives during COVID-19 pandemic. Four people die while riding a scooter according to the Rome City administrators. The city emergency room has treated one of the scooters. It relates to many major injuries and it was recorded after every three days as it said by authorities.
Only 2% out of 270 foot scooters on rent were used on a daily basis and Room city has given authority to 7 companies. These were responsible for charging batteries, moving scooters, and repairing high traffic areas. These are the scooters that are not in use and they are presenting a great challenge especially to the disabled.
Problems Of E-Scooters
Giuliano Frittelli is the head of Italian union for the blind and they are visually impaired that navigates. It navigates. It navigates the walking stick around half a dozen scooters. These were littering the side road near the office and it is located in the center of the city. He told CNN that for people who don’t see this they are a death trap.
The first problem they faced was the wild parking and it said that he had tapped his walking stick on the scooter base. It explains that their unusual shape has made it easy for people who have impaired eyesight and that they could overcome it.
He also stated that E-scooter are silent and they are pure electric. It is the biggest threat to those who are unable to see. When you can’t hear them how could you navigate it?
Frittelli people are working in the Rome city so that they could make it mandatory that scooters have to be parked only in specific areas. He also wants scooters to provide with the noise so that it could send an approach warning.
Series Of Issues
Frittelli also says that these issues are not only faced by the disabled people but also for the wheelchair people. E-scooter are silent and they are pure electric which is a biggest threat to those who are unable to see.
These are the issues for those as well who struggle to use the street when the side roads are filled with scooters. The parents and elderly people pushing baby strollers are also affected.
Rome city traffic people agree with the issues. On 1st January 2023 they told CNN that the city will be going to renew the permission. For just about 9000 scooters, they will reduce the number of renting companies. They also said that the city has planned to require a good percentage of scooters that are going to be placed in the suburbs and in other areas for regular citizens.
Patane says that this is a danger for people but they are also creating problems for the cities. He also said that UNESCO is the center of the city and it is fragile and we all have to take care of it.
Solving E-Scooter Problem
One of the statements says that first of all it should be clear that the use of all vehicles in Rome is lined up with all European capitals around the globe.
The administrators said that Rome’s experiences were on par with other major cities but Italy was lagging behind. This would definitely help E-scooter become a key part of other transport solutions.
It was also said that the increase in parking spaces dedicated to the scooters in Rome. It was there to activate new cycle lanes and it was lined up with the main European capitals.
Ignoring The Rules
On June 2 of the Americans were fined around $800 for throwing rental scooters away. It caused $26,000 damage to the floor marble. This incident was recorded in the security camera and it was also seen by the passerby’s tourists throwing heavy scooters. Sound was captured crashing into the steps. The E-scooter was mostly used by the young people and tourists.
The rules were often ignored, especially those people who prohibit the usage of sidewalks and they limit riders. The people who rented the car were supposed to be 18 years old but this was also ignored. The city never asks the rental companies to provide accessories such as helmets because very few people wear them.
Police were checking less and the fines were charged very rarely for scooting people that break the rules. It is very difficult for the people to walk as the scooters are mostly parked on the side roads.
E-Scooter Became Death Trap
E-scooter were modified for traveling in Rome but then unfortunately they became the biggest problem. The rules were often ignored, especially those people who prohibit the usage of sidewalks and they limit riders.
Four people were killed while riding a scooter according to the Rome City administrators. The city emergency room has treated one of the scooters that is related to many major injuries after every three days as it was said by authorities.
The problem they faced was the wild parking and as it was said that he had tapped his walking stick on the scooter base. It explains that their unusual shape has made it easy for people who have impaired eyesight so that they could overcome it. He also stated that E-scooter are silent and they are pure electric which is a biggest threat to those who are unable to see. When you can’t hear them how could you navigate it?
These are the scooters that are not in use and they are presenting a great challenge especially to the disabled.
Rome Life Became Hard
The administrators appear to be very hit with the tourists. To ride around the historic center where it is very impossible in a car. For that you can ride fast and you will not find a parking spot for a car. It is very hot to walk for 5 hours but nobody agrees.
The taxi drivers who have to park their taxis to let the pedestrians sit in the car say that E-scooter have been the biggest problem for them. One of the statements says that first of all it should be made clear that the use of all vehicles in Rome and it is all lined up with all European capitals.
Life in this beautiful city has been very amazing and it was beautiful in these 2800 years. Rome was not built in one day and its problems won’t get solved one after another.