• A 183-year-old law created for horse-drawn carriages has frustrated Silicon Valley's buzziest startups

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

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    A 183-year-old law originally designed to regulate horse-drawn carriages is partly responsible for preventing buzzy Silicon Valley scooter startups from expanding to the UK.
    The 1835 Highways Act prevents cattle, horses, and "carriages" - like scooters - from riding the pavement.
    Two startups, Bird and Lime, have been in talks with UK regulators about bringing electric scooter hire to London, but can't launch unless the laws change.
    They have a chance to influence the law, however, because the British government is currently examining whether transport regulation might be getting in...
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