Paris to ban e-scooters, despite tiny voter turnout
04 April 2023 | 7:30 am
Voters in Paris overwhelmingly approved of outlawing the e-scooters. However, fewer than one in 10 chose to cast a ballot. The city government said it would nevertheless treat the result as binding.
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