Hi, my name is Steven and I will be traveling to Amsterdam next month and I had a few questions regarding the bike paths and sidewalks. I was wondering if I would be allowed to ride a small eletric scooter in the bike paths and/or sidewalks. The scooter I would be using is a razor e300. It is a small scooter without a seat. It is pretty small and would take a second look to tell it has a motor. The scooter travles up to 10 miles on a single charge at speeds around 15 mph and The scooter is light enough to push with your foot if you run out of power. The scooter fits in a chekable airline luggage and I thought it mite be a great way to see the city. Also if I were to do this would I look like a fool traveling around on a scooter and what are the helmet laws. If anyone knows if this is able to be done or not please let me know, Thanks.
I don't think it's a problem to bring your electric pushbike or scooter.
You don't have to wear a helmet as long as this vehicle is less than 4 kW.
Important fact is that it has to be insured for third party claims.
You cannot drive on footpaths and have to use the bikepaths or streets.
You better bring a proof of origine (invoice or insurancecard) because when the police stops you, you have to have evidence that the item you use is yours.
And most important of all, bring a decent, hard steel chain and padlock if you bring it to Amsterdam and planning to take back home again also.
[ Edit: Edited on 25-Feb-2009, at 01:18 by Vadrozsa ]
Enjoy and watch your posession. . . as Kace said, keep the gadget firmly locked when you park it.
on a more concrete level - watch out for pedestrians, specially in Amsterdam's City centre. the bike paths are not always marked and it can be a tough job figuring out whose is the right of way.
Yes, you can ride an electric scooter on the bike paths.
a little side note though: I think it would be possible to rent a bike or scooter in Amsterdam, probably even electric ones if you want. So why bring it, it must cost a lot