On 20 May 2021, an amendment to the Polish Road Traffic Act and some other acts will come into force. This is the first regulation in Poland that introduces a definition of an electric scooter and a personal transport device, and comprehensively regulates the issue of using them on the streets of Polish cities. The act is also an answer to a number of problems that have arisen so far in connection with the use of these devices. The changes have started a dialogue between the authorities of Polish cities and the operators of sharing companies.

New obligations for users of electric scooters and personal transport devices:

In addition, works are currently underway on a draft regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure which will regulate in detail the technical conditions of vehicles and their necessary equipment. The regulations are planned to enter into force on 1 January 2022. Electric scooters and personal transport devices placed on the market from that day on will have to meet the new technical conditions set out in the projected regulation.

In view of the new obligations, cities are working intensively on designating scooter parking zones and reaching an agreement with e-scooters operators.

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