Impact of parking restrictions on e-scooter usage in Copenhagen

E-scooters have become part of the urban mobility options on offer in numerous cities, including Copenhagen. Parking restrictions are currently limiting the value of these mobility services in parts of Copenhagen, most importantly in IndreBy – the city center.

With congestion, air pollution, and car ownership all rising, the Nordic Micromobility Association (NMA) wishes to contribute to Copenhagen’s ambition of being carbon neutral by 2025. We believe that our e-scooters can contribute positively to a sustainable solution for traffic-reduction and wish to be a lever in creating a better city for all Copenhageners and visitors. This however requires supportive regulations.

Ramboll has been tasked with examining the impact of parking restrictions on e-scooter use, as well as to provide suggestions of how e-scooters could be reintroduced in the restricted zone. The work is based on analysis of user data from Copenhagen and other Scandinavian cities.