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Who’s liable if you’re injured or killed riding an e-scooter?

Image: James Ross/AAP The rental e-scooter craze is sweeping the globe, with millions of the vehicles dotting pavements in more than 600 cities. Studies predict there will be...

The old road rules no longer apply: how e-scooters challenge outdated assumptions

E-scooters are increasingly used for urban transport, but the road rules treat them as recreational devices and their users as pedestrians. haireena/Shutterstock Many people want changes...

We subscribe to movies and music, why not transport?

It won’t be long before many cities find life without a car even easier, and possibly even cheaper. Shutterstock Many mainstays in our lives –...

Limes not lemons: lessons from Australia’s first e-scooter sharing trial

The early popularity of shared e-scooters suggests they will play a valuable role as part of the mix of transport options in Brisbane. Albert Perez/AAP If you’ve...

Can e-scooters solve the ‘last mile’ problem? They’ll need to avoid the fate of dockless bikes

As urban planners, we have not been good at integrating land uses, such as homes, shops and offices, with our transport infrastructure. Thus many...