Grab to review use of e-scooters in food delivery

GrabFood said riders caught riding e-scooters on footpaths will no longer work for the company. PHOTO: ST FILE
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

SINGAPORE - The familiar sight of a food delivery rider zipping past pedestrians on an electric scooter may soon be a thing of the past, with the largest food delivery firm deciding whether it should join its rivals in abandoning their use altogether.

GrabFood said it was reviewing if e-scooters were even a viable mode of delivery after hearing from its riders that it had become increasingly challenging to make deliveries without using footpaths, from which these devices were banned in November.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.