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Unruly renters give us bad name, say e-scooter owners

  • A. Muh Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 21 2019   /  12:40 am
Fun travel: People on electric scooters ride along the sidewalk on Jl. Sudirman, South Jakarta, on Nov. 3. The Jakarta administration plans to set operational hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. for e-scooters.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Fun travel: People on electric scooters ride along the sidewalk on Jl. Sudirman, South Jakarta, on Nov. 3. The Jakarta administration plans to set operational hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. for e-scooters.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)Long before electric scooter (e-scooter) rental services were available, Andi Fachri used his own micro mobility vehicle for the first leg of his daily commute.He regularly commutes from his house in Ampera, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, using an e-scooter before continuing his trip on the MRT to his office near Bunderan HI Station in Central Jakarta.Before the MRT was up and running, he had to take an app-based ojek (motorcycle taxi) to work each day.However, a recent accident that caused the deaths of two e-scooter riders in Sudirman, Central Jakarta, has given rise to questions about the safety of micro mobility vehicles, prompting the city administration to make pl...