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.
GrabFood said riders caught riding e-scooters on footpaths will no longer work for the company.PHOTO: ST FILE

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.

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