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Paris sees scooter hype spreading

For Hugo Roels, it all started on a late afternoon in April. He’d just left work in the southern part of Paris when a US tourist ran over his foot with a trottinette,  an electric scooter. The offending tourist didn’t stop, he just briefly turned his head, said sorry, and on he surged. That was the very moment when Roels decided to wage a war against scooters. His feelings are echoed by many other Parisians, who are concerned the scooters might be there to stay. “Back then, I thought to myself that although nothing really bad had happened to me, scooters can be a real danger for pregnant women or disabled people,” Roels told DW. “I just can’t accept this.” There have been many reports in the French m ...