[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (Electric) Scooters

Robert Skedgell rob at hubris.org.uk
Mon Apr 19 09:22:16 UTC 2021

In England, e-scooters are subject to more or less the same access rules
as for bicycles, but only for rental scooters taking part in an official
trial. The default legal access for any other e-scooter in the UK is no
on public highways, but might be permissive on private land.


On 18/04/2021 21:22, Volker Schmidt wrote:
> We may need to put these in the country specific default access tables.
> I read that many countries put them access-wise together with
> pedestrians, Italy puts them together with bicycles.
> Il Dom 18 Apr 2021, 13:15 Jan Michel <jan at mueschelsoft.de
> <mailto:jan at mueschelsoft.de>> ha scritto:
>     On 18.04.21 12:20, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging wrote:
>     > Note that in many cases mobility scooters are legally considered
>     to be
>     > pedestrians, or de facto equivalent to pedestrians.
>     > Maybe even in all cases? When this new key would be needed?
>     As you say, this keyword might not be very useful as an access key. But
>     the proposal is also about establishing keywords for different types of
>     vehicles. So, this might be used like mobility_scooter:rental or
>     service:mobility_scooter:repair (or mobility_scooter:repair, depending
>     on which tagging scheme you prefer).
>     A typical wheelchair is smaller and more manoeuvrable than a typical
>     mobility_scooter, so it might be useful to add this fact on a
>     barrier or
>     ramp that is too narrow to be used with a mobility scooter.
>     I can't come up with an example, but I feel like there are cases where
>     e.g. wheelchairs (as required medical equipment) are allowed but
>     mobility scooters (as convenience device) are not. I think there was a
>     case about the transport of mobility scooters in buses here a while ago.

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