GrabFood to review use of e-scooters for deliveries

A Grab deliveryman riding a personal mobility device on a pavement next to Bishan MRT station last May, before a ban was introduced last November. GrabFood said yesterday that riders caught riding e-scooters on footpaths will no longer work for the c
A Grab deliveryman riding a personal mobility device on a pavement next to Bishan MRT station last May, before a ban was introduced last November. GrabFood said yesterday that riders caught riding e-scooters on footpaths will no longer work for the company.ST FILE PHOTO

This comes after riders said footpath ban made work increasingly challenging

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 considering 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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 03, 2020, with the headline 'GrabFood to review use of e-scooters for deliveries'. Print Edition | Subscribe