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Top 5 reasons why Oslo is the best city to explore on e-scooters

In the past few years, electric scooters have popped up everywhere. In a short period they have taken over the world by storm and they became an inseparable part of Oslo's public transport. Quick, simple and easy to ride but mostly being in the core of Norwegians sustainable living scooters won everybody's hearts.

We have summed up couple of reasons why Oslo is a great city to use them, weather you are living here or just visiting the Norwegian capital.

1) Oslo is an electric scooter friendly city

Even with such a high popularity, the truth is not all European allow the use of electric scooters. Most of them still rely on use of exclusively city bikes as the alternative ecofriendly option. Together with Berlin, Oslo is the largest city for scooters in Europe, with more than 8 000 available from multiple operators.

2) Oslo has great infrastructure within the city for e-scooter exploration

Much of the city has its own cycle lanes while others are integrated into the road. With wide and smooth streets, light city traffic their own cycle traffic lights the roads are pretty safe for riding. However, if you need, you can also take your scooter on a sidewalks and pavements. Just have to be considerate of the pedestrians and other scooter users.

3) You do not need a driving license to ride an e-scooter

Even if being classified as a vehicle, you don’t need a drivers license to drive an electric scooter, and anyone above the age limit can ride one. These rules applies for both rental and private electric scooters. However, to ride an electric scooter you need to be at least 12 years old and if you’re under the age of 15, you are legally required to wear a helmet when driving.

4) There is no speed limit on scooters

The speed on electric scooters is capped at 20 km/h so even in full speed you will get places but you don’t have to worry about getting a speeding ticket

5) It' a fun way and efficient to explore even the most hidden parts of Oslo

Lat but not least, e-scooters are a very efficient and fun way to explore Oslo! In just a few minutes you can get from the harbour promenade to Vigeland Park and further to Akerselva river while feeling like you skipped a few years and got back to your childhood. And because they are very easy to manoevre around then you don't have to worry about having to park them by the roads to get to that hidden tiny street that just caught your attention. So hop on the scooter and start exploring!

With only an accelerator, brake and a bell to operate, electric scooters are really easy and simple to use. Even if you do not ride a bike you’re first time on the e-scooter is going to go smoothly. Just a minute of two of balancing and you’re ready to explore the city.

So, if you want to explore the city and get to see and know as much as possible, come join us on our e-scooter tours. We have private options to enjoy more personal stories from your guides or if you would like to share experience with other travellers, join our e-scooter public tour. Either way, we guarantee that you will have a lot of fun!

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