E-scooters are a popular and growing trend throughout the world’s cities. They provide tourists and residents with a way to get around, especially for that ‘last mile’. However, there has been a noticeable rise in e-scooter accidents throughout Australia. States have been responding with additional restrictions, added technology, or outright banning the e-scooter entirely. However, with metropolitan Sydney trialling e-scooters, many question whether the hostility is deserved.

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Produced By: Jhames Montemayor

Featured In Story: Milad Haghani, Dr Elan Novis, and Peter Bourke

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 13 February 2024