Tier welcomes prioritisation of e-scooter legislation in Irish Government summer session

Tier has welcomed moves to prioritise the legalisation of e-scooters in the Irish Government’s summer session legislative programme.

The Road Traffic (Misc Provisions) Bill, which will legislate for and regularise the usage of e-scooters, is contained within the Legislation Programme Summer Session 2021 document which was published yesterday, 26th April, by Government Chief Whip, Minister Jack Chambers T.D.

Tier’s regional general manager for Northern Europe Fred Jones said: “It’s incredibly exciting to see the Irish Government preparing to legalise e-scooters on roads. Tier wants to be at the forefront of this leap forward for mobility in Ireland – offering the safest vehicle and innovations like integrated helmets and the world’s most accurate parking technology.

“To make a success of e-scooters in Ireland, the industry must listen to the concerns and advice of a range of different groups, road users and communities across the country. We look forward to working with many stakeholders and supporting the Government and cities in the coming months.”

The announcement follows news that Tier will be launching the first e-scooter trial in Ireland, serving Dublin City University’s five campuses across North Dublin initially and then, as legislation allows, connecting those campuses. This will be in collaboration with Smart Dublin, Luna Systems, and Insight DCU.

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