Deliveroo stops assigning PMD users food delivery orders

Move comes as zero-tolerance stance for footpath ban kicks in; two errant e-scooter users caught

Electric scooter riders outside Causeway Point in Woodlands yesterday. When The Straits Times visited the mall in the afternoon, seven e-scooter users on footpaths were sighted within 30 minutes.
Electric scooter riders outside Causeway Point in Woodlands yesterday. When The Straits Times visited the mall in the afternoon, seven e-scooter users on footpaths were sighted within 30 minutes.
Land Transport Authority officers outside Compass One mall in Sengkang yesterday. Besides taking action against errant e-scooter users, they also checked devices such as power-assisted bicycles (above) to ensure they complied with the authorities' sa
Electric scooter riders outside Causeway Point in Woodlands yesterday. When The Straits Times visited the mall in the afternoon, seven e-scooter users on footpaths were sighted within 30 minutes.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Electric scooter riders outside Causeway Point in Woodlands yesterday. When The Straits Times visited the mall in the afternoon, seven e-scooter users on footpaths were sighted within 30 minutes.
Electric scooter riders outside Causeway Point in Woodlands yesterday. When The Straits Times visited the mall in the afternoon, seven e-scooter users on footpaths were sighted within 30 minutes.
Electric scooter riders outside Causeway Point in Woodlands yesterday. When The Straits Times visited the mall in the afternoon, seven e-scooter users on footpaths were sighted within 30 minutes.
Electric scooter riders outside Causeway Point in Woodlands yesterday. When The Straits Times visited the mall in the afternoon, seven e-scooter users on footpaths were sighted within 30 minutes.

Deliveroo has stopped assigning food delivery orders to riders on personal mobility devices (PMDs), as the zero-tolerance stance for the electric scooter footpath ban kicked in yesterday.

Any existing PMD riders who have not switched vehicles or applied for the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) e-scooter trade-in grant by the deadline on Tuesday will not be able to continue working for Deliveroo until "they confirm they would like to switch vehicles", said a Deliveroo spokesman.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2020, with the headline 'Deliveroo stops assigning PMD users food delivery orders'. Subscribe