Last night the Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021 passed the Report Stage and Final Stage in Dáil Éireann and the Bill now moves to Seanad Éireann.
Charlie Gleeson, CEO and Founder of Zipp Mobility, Ireland’s leading micromobility provider said, “Last night’s approval by Dáil Éireann of the Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021 was a significant milestone on the journey to legalising the use of Powered Personal Transporters, or e-scooters, in Ireland.”
“It is a development which Zipp Mobility, as Ireland’s leading shared e-scooter provider, warmly welcomes and we would like to acknowledge Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton TD, for steering the legislation through the Dáil. We now look forward to the legislation speedily passing through all stages in the Seanad before being signed into law.”
“Once this has taken place, we look forward to introducing shared e-scooter service in cities across Ireland. Our approach which we describe as ‘mobility done right’ prioritises sustainability, safety and community-centric design above all else. We hope to use this approach to help assist Ireland in its fight against climate change.”
Zipp Mobility, which has raised over €8 million in funding, was established by Charlie Gleeson in 2019 and is headquartered at NovaUCD in Dublin. The company is already a significant player in the European micromobility sharing market, having launched e-scooter and e-bike operations in nine cities in Ireland, the UK and Poland.
The company plans to launch in several Irish cities including Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford once the Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021 is passed into law. The company is also planning to expand its European operations in the next 12 months.