UIJEONGBU, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province is stepping up to create a safer environment for electric scooters and other personal mobility vehicles.
The province announced plans on Monday to create a convenient and safe environment for personal mobility users.
The province will first pave separate lanes for personal mobility vehicles to allow them safe passage to various locations, and create a new traffic network.
To prevent collisions between personal mobility vehicles and bicycles that will be sharing the new lanes, the road will be expanded to two meters wide for each lane (four meters for two lanes), and separated from pedestrian walkways to minimize risk of accidents.
At crosswalks, a separate lane for personal mobility vehicles will be added to prevent collisions with pedestrians.
The province plans to invest 1 billion won (US$904,000) to set up parking lots reserved for personal mobility vehicles at 1,210 different locations.
These parking lots are expected to prevent accidents caused by illegally parked personal mobility vehicles, and ensure a cleaner urban landscape.
The province will standardize the design of personal mobility parking lots for distribution to cities and districts.
The guidelines will introduce four different parking lot designs, including cradling type, booth type, cabinet type, and road surface type specifically tailored to the needs of each personal mobility vehicle.
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